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Man medevaced from cruise ship near Juneau

Posted: July 6, 2014 - 12:10am

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 56-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Miracle in Stephens Passage near Juneau on Thursday.

A 45-foot response boat from Station Juneau safely transported the man to awaiting medical personnel in Alaska’s capital city after it was reported he was suffering from a diabetes-related episode, according to the Coast Guard.

Sector Juneau personnel received the report from the crew of the Carnival Miracle and launched the response boat with Juneau Emergency Medical Associates personnel aboard.

“A case like this highlights the training and proficiency of our boat crew members and interoperability with our local partners,” said Lt. Stacey Tate, Sector Juneau command duty officer. “Shortly after we received the call, we were able to respond quickly and get the patient to a higher level of care.”

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