Coast Guard evac­u­ates 89-year-old Cana­dian from cruise ship

The Western Star - - Canada -

NOR­FOLK, Va. — An 89-year-old Cana­dian woman has been evac­u­ated from a cruise ship off the At­lantic coast af­ter ex­hibit­ing signs of a heart at­tack. The Coast Guard said Sun­day that it re­sponded to a call Satur­day af­ter­noon from the cruise ship In­signia, which was 80 miles south­east of Cape Look­out, North Carolina.

A he­li­copter from the Coast Guard Sta­tion in El­iz­a­beth City, North Carolina re­sponded and ar­rived at the ship about two hours later. The woman, a Cana­dian, was hoisted to the he­li­copter and taken to Sen­tara Nor­folk Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

A nurse from the cruise ship ac­com­pa­nied her. Oceana Cruises’ web­site de­scribes the In­signia as an 11-deck ship that ac­com­mo­dates nearly 700 cruis­ers.

The coast guard and the hos­pi­tal couldn’t say where in Canada the woman was from.

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