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87-year-old woman medevaced from cruise ship near Ocracoke

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Posted at 7:19 PM, Dec 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-16 23:50:59-05

Ocracoke, N.C. - Today, the Coast Guard medevaced an 87-year-old woman from a cruise ship near Ocracoke.

Crews on the Norwegian Breakaway told officials that the woman was in medical distress at around 11:30 a.m. on Monday.

The Coast Guard then launched an MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter crew and a flight surgeon from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.

They were able to hoist the woman and they transported her to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

She is now listed in stable condition.