WATCH: Coast Guard rescues stroke victim from cruise ship near Southwest Pass


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The U.S Coast Guard had to evacuate a 53-year-old man aboard a cruise ship last week after the man appeared to have a stroke.

According to a report, Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a call on Wednesday stating a passenger was experiencing stroke-like symptoms aboard the Carnival Valor.

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

The man was last reported in stable condition.

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