Coast Guard medevacs AK cruise ship passenger

KODIAK — The Coast Guard says one of its helicopters has helped in the medical evacuation of an ailing 72-year-old cruise ship passenger. The male passenger reportedly was suffering symptoms of cardiac distress Tuesday.

The agency says the crew of the cruise ship Radiance of the Seas transported the man and his wife to shore in a small boat from where the ship was anchored about 35 miles southwest of Juneau, Alaska.

A Coast Guard helicopter picked them up in Hoonah and flew them to Juneau. From Juneau, Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis says they boarded an Airlift Northwest jet and were flown to Seattle for further care. The man was not identified. No further information on his condition was available.

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