VIDEO: Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 80 miles south of Nantucket

– The Coast Guard medevaced a 76-year-old man from the cruise ship Silver Muse Thursday approximately 80 miles south of Nantucket.

A crew member aboard the cruise ship contacted Coast Guard watch standers via satellite phone at about 9:30 a.m. reporting one of their passengers was experiencing symptoms of paralysis and needed further medical treatment.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod helicopter crew deployed to assist, arrived on scene at approximately 11:45 a.m. and hoisted the man.

The aircrew then transported the man to Cape Cod Hospital where his care was transferred to awaiting medical personnel.
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