Coast Guard airlifts cruise ship passenger offshore, near Southwest Pass

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Credit: David Sacks

NEW ORLEANS (BRPROUD)- A 53-year-old man cruising on the Carnival Valor Wednesday, Dec. 22, has been transported to a local hospital after experiencing stroke like symptoms aboard the ship. The Coast Guard District Eight withstanders received a called at 11:23 p.m. and transported the man to the hospital.

The man was last reported in stable condition.

According to Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The helicopter crew arrived at the scene, hoisted the passenger and a Carnival Valor nurse, and transferred them both to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

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