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WATCH: Norwegian Pearl passenger medically evacuated by Coast Guard 130 miles south of San Diego

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Posted at 11:36 AM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 14:36:29-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--A 70-year-old man aboard a cruise ship required the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard to medically evacuate him Wednesday.

The Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report of a Norwegian Pearl passenger experiencing symptoms of heart failure, kidney failure and pneumonia around 1:00 p.m. but the ship was more than 250 miles south of San Diego. 

A rendezvous point closer to San Diego was determined and by 7:30 p.m. a MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter safely hoisted the man upward and onward toward Scripps Hospital in La Jolla. 

The patient's condition is unknown. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy