Elizabeth City, North Carolina - The Coast Guard air lifted a cruise ship passenger off a cruise ship 130 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C on Saturday November 29, 2008
The Coast Guard received a call at 11:40 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Explorer of The Seas reporting a 61-year-old passenger needed medical attention.
A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., arrived on scene and hoisted the man and his wife aboard their helicopter.
The helicopter crew transported them to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.
LFB - What is it with cruise ship passengers in poor health that makes them think they should go on a cruise only to have a coast guard helo come take them home? They know their health is poor and that they will be miles from shore at times. I just don't get it.