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

Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On Wednesday, the Coast Guard rescued a 53-year-old man aboard a cruise ship approximately 218 miles south of Southwest Pass, La.

According to a report, Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a call at approximately 11:23 a.m. 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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