WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard has released video of crews picking up a man who needed medical attention from a cruise ship in the ocean 50 miles east of Wilmington.
The 950-foot cruise ship Carnival Splendor notified the Coast Guard that the 66-year-old was is in medical distress last night around 10:45.
The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to respond.
The helicopter got to the ship around 1:30 a.m., hoisted the man and took him to Wilmington International Airport.
An ambulance crew at the airport took the man to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
The man was listed in stable condition, the Coast Guard said.