Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man from Carnival Sunshine near Port Canaveral


PORT CANAVERAL, Florida - The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old man Tuesday from the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine near Port Canaveral, Florida.


Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call at 10:20 p.m. from the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Sunshine stating a passenger was in need of a higher level of medical care.

A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat – Medium (RBM) crew launched at 11:07 p.m. with Emergency Medical Service personnel on board.

The RBM crew rendezvoused with the Carnival Sunshine at 12:07 a.m., embarked the passenger and nurse, and then transported them to Jetty Park where Brevard County Fire Rescue Crews were waiting.

The passenger was taken to Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital for further medical treatment.