Coast Guard rescues ill woman from cruise ship

(U.S. Coast Guard file photo)

(U.S. Coast Guard file photo)

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an ill woman from a cruise ship off New Jersey on Sunday.

The ship was about 13 miles off Atlantic City at 7 p.m. when the Coast Guard received a request for assistance.

That’s when a rescue crew from Air Station Atlantic City launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, hoisted the woman aboard, and transported her to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.

Authorities have not released her name, medical condition, or current condition.

A Coast Guard spokesperson says the service members are always available to assist.

“Rescue cases like these are a great example of how the Coast Guard’s training in all weather conditions, both day and night, help us get those who need urgent medical care to the help they need,” said Lt. J.G. Victoria Ferraro.

In recent months, the Coast Guard has been involved in numerous incidents in the New Jersey area. Some include rescues following capsized boats and crashes, searches, and medical evacuations from fishing vessels.

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