Coasties Rescue Elderly Man
The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 76-year-old man Thursday from a 964-foot cruise ship approximately 30 miles southwest of Brookings, Ore.
Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay watchstanders received a report at approximately 1:10 p.m., of a 76-year-old male reportedly suffering from internal bleeding on the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity.
Due to the severity of his condition, a Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the man be taken to a hospital for treatment.
Sector Humboldt Bay personnel dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay to assist.
The Dolphin crew arrived on scene at approximately 2:45 p.m., landed on the cruise ship to board the patient and a ship’s nurse into the helicopter and transported them to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka, Calif.