BOSTON (WWLP) – Members of the Massachusetts-based U.S. Coast Guard airlifted a Carnival cruise passenger due to illness on Monday.

According to the Coast Guard, a woman aboard Carnival Legend who was headed to Greenland from Cape Cod was experiencing abdominal pains and had been vomiting throughout the day. At around 10:25 p.m., an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HH-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew were launched to assist. 

The patient and the cruise ship nurse were safely hoisted and taken to emergency medical services.

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