• Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship off North Carolina coast

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    WILMINGTON, N.C. - The U.S. Coast Guard has medevaced a woman from a cruise ship off the coast of North Carolina.

    News outlets cite a Coast Guard release that says Carnival Pride crewmembers notified watchstanders on Monday that a 40-year-old woman had abdominal pains.

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    A helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City was launched to hoist the woman from the ship, which was approximately 50 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.

    Accompanied by her spouse and a nurse, she was taken to a hospital in Morehead City.

    Further details about the woman's condition were not available. The release commended the ship's crew for acting swiftly.

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