Coast Guard helicopter airlifts man from cruise ship

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ELIZABETH CITY, NC (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has airlifted a man from a cruise ship that was off the coast of North Carolina.

The Coast Guard said in a statement that one of its helicopters rescued the man Sunday afternoon. He was on a ship called Anthem of the Seas. It was about 60 miles from Cape Hatteras, an island that’s part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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The Coast Guard said the man was suffering from symptoms of internal bleeding. The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter hoisted the man, his wife and a doctor from the ship. They were taken to a medical center in Greenville.

The Coast Guard crew is based at an air station in Elizabeth City.