USCG airlifts ill woman from cruise ship off Cape Cod

CAPE COD – A Coast Guard air crew medically evacuated a 19-year-old woman from the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn Friday off the coast of Cape Cod.

Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston received a call at 8:32 p.m. from the ship explaining a passenger was suffering from suspected appendicitis.

After a conference call between the command center and the duty flight surgeon, it was decided a medevac was warranted.

A helicopter rescue crew launched from Air Station Cape Cod and was on scene with Norwegian Dawn at about 10 p.m. They hoisted the woman safely aboard and rushed her to Hyannis Airport. There, an awaiting EMS crew transported her to Cape Cod Hospital for further care.

Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard

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