• Coast Guard airlifts woman from Carnival cruise ship

    By: WFTV Web Staff

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    PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted a 71-year-old woman off a Carnival cruise ship that was on its way back to Port Canaveral Saturday. 

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    The Carnival Liberty, which is on its way back to Port Canaveral from Nassau, called for the airlift after the woman began experiencing hypertension, officials said.

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    The Coast Guard launched an Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter crew. 

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    The crew arrived at the cruise ship around noon and safely transferred the patient to Jackson Memorial hospital in Miami. 

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