Watch: Coast Guard airlifts man from cruise ship
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (KOMO) -- The Coast Guard has released video of a dramatic at-sea airlift of a passenger from a Seattle-bound cruise ship.
The 79-year-old man was taken from the cruise ship MS Amsterdam, which was off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, on Sunday morning. He was suffering from stroke-like symptoms.
The Coast Guard crew from Port Angeles got the request at 4:55 a.m. and launched a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at 6:45 a.m. It got to the cruise ship at 7:30 a.m.
The man was transferred to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles at 8:15 a.m.
The Coast Guard said the man was in stable condition during the operation.