WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard has medevaced a woman from a cruise ship off the coast of North Carolina.
News outlets cite a Coast Guard release that says Carnival Pride crewmembers notified watchstanders on Monday that a 40-year-old woman had abdominal pains. A helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City was launched to hoist the woman from the ship, which was approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Cape Hatteras.
Accompanied by her spouse and a nurse, she was taken to a hospital in Morehead City.
Further details about the woman's condition were not available. The release commended the ship's crew for acting swiftly.