Coast Guard airlifts man from cruise ship off New Jersey coast

NEW JERSEY (WPVI) -- The Coast Guard airlifted a man from a cruise ship about 17 miles off the New Jersey coastline.

The captain of the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas contacted the Coast Guard on Saturday night to report a 70-year-old passenger was having severe abdominal issues.

The captain said that the passenger needed a higher level of medical care than what was available on the ship.

A Coast Guard helicopter team located the ship off the coast of Little Egg Inlet.

They were able to transport the man, along with his son, to a local hospital for treatment.
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