Coast Guard transports woman from cruise ship off coast of Maryland for medical reasons

Photo: MGN Online

A Coast Guard rescue crew has transported a woman from a cruise ship about eight miles off Point Lookout, Maryland, for medical attention.

The Coast Guard said Sunday a crewmember aboard the cruise ship Carnival 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 MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.

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