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Coast Guard rescues man having stroke on cruise ship off San Diego Coast

Coast Guard rescue
Posted at 6:07 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 21:07:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man was medevaced from a Carnival cruise ship Monday after a reported stroke.

According to the Coast Guard, the rescue happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday roughly 45 miles northwest of San Diego.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched to assist. Once on the scene, the Jayhawk crew lowered a rescue swimmer to the cruise ship to assess the 58-year-old man.

The crew took the man to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla just after 9:20 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.

The man is said to be in stable condition.