The Carnival Inspiration was about 27 miles southwest off the coast at about 7 p.m. when it contacted the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care.
A 45-foot response boat crew launched from Coast Guard Station San Diego arrived on scene, then safely got the man, his wife and a nurse from the cruise ship, according to authorities.
The rescue boat got back to shore at about 11 p.m. to an awaiting ambulance, which took the man to UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest for treatment.
—City News Service
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