Coast Guard evacuates 89-year-old from cruise ship

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An 89-year-old 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.

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