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Coast Guard evacuates woman with chest pains from cruise ship

Amanda CudaMay 27, 2019

NEW YORK — Coast Guard officer helped rescue a 61-year-old woman with chest pains from a cruise ship in New York Harbor Sunday afternoon.

According a news release, Watchstanders at Coast Guard New York command center received notification about 4:20 p.m., stating the woman needed medical attention aboard the 965-foot Maltese-flagged cruise ship Celebrity Summit.

The Coast Guard command center coordinated with the New York City Fire Department to safely remove the passenger.

At approximately 4:40 p.m., the passenger was transferred from the cruise ship and taken to awaiting emergency medical services at Station New York for transfer to Staten Island University Hospital.

The individual’s current medical condition is unknown.

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