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Raw Video: Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship off NC coast

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship about 180 miles east of Nags Head, N.C.

It happened Tuesday.

Watchstanders got the call around 2:21 p.m. from the captain of the 965-foot cruise ship Norwegian Gem that 35-year-old Brent Killian was is in medical distress.

Crews aboard a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., rushed to assist, arriving around 5 p.m.

Killian was hoisted aboard and taken back to the air station, then transferred to an ambulance crew who took him to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. At last report, he was listed in stable condition.
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