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Man rescued from cruise ship off Virginia coast

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Posted at 8:06 AM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 08:06:47-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – A 66-year-old man was rescued from a cruise ship early Monday morning after experiencing a medical emergency.

The Coast Guard received a request for a rescue from the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night.

It was determined that the best course of action would be for a Virginia Port Authority boat to meet the cruise ship as it moved closer to the coast.

The Virginia Port Authority boat met with the cruise ship around 3:00 a.m. and transported the 66-year-old man to shore in Norfolk. He was then transported by ambulance to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.