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Coast Guard rescues ill woman aboard cruise ship off Maryland coast

Coast Guard rescues ill woman aboard cruise ship off Maryland coast

A Coast Guard rescue crew has transported a woman from a cruise ship about eight miles off Point Lookout, Maryland, for medical attention. It was the third Medevac of a passenger on the Baltimore-based Carnival Pride in less than two weeks. 

The Coast Guard said Sunday that a crewmember aboard the Pride called the Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region via satellite phone at 3:42 a.m. to ask for help for a 71-year-old woman suffering a possible cardiac event.

A 45-foot response boat and crew from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes was sent.

They delivered her to emergency medical service personnel for transport to...

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