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Watch: Coast Guard airlifts man from cruise ship

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector Field Office/Air Station Port Angeles medevac a passenger from the cruise ship MS Amsterdam off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, June 18, 2017. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

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.


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