MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – A passenger on the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy was medevaced Thursday morning after a medical emergency.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a report from the Fantasy of a passenger suffering heart attack symptoms. At the time, the cruise ship was approximately 170 nautical miles south of Mobile.
In the response, the Coast Guard launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from the station in New Orleans and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing from the station in Mobile.
According to a release from the Coast Guard, the passenger was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans with a nurse from the ship. The passenger’s condition is unknown at this time.
The Carnival Fantasy returns to the Port of Mobile next Monday.