A 74-year-old man who became ill aboard a cruise ship off San Diego was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew.
The vessel Emerald Princess requested Coast Guard assistance around 6:30 p.m. Sunday for a passenger with symptoms of a heart attack and gastrointestinal distress.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flew to the ship 28 miles offshore and hoisted the patient aboard.
The man was transported to a hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition.
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