Coast Guard rescues ill woman from cruise ship off Key West

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Posted: Nov 07, 2017 6:57 AM

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a 66-year-old woman who needed medical care from the Carnival cruise ship Sensation.

The Coast Guard said in a news release that cruise ship officials notified them early Tuesday that a passenger was suffering from a respiratory issue and needed additional medical care. The ship was directed to make its way to the Key West Sea Buoy to wait for a rescue crew.

A Coast Guard boat crew launched from Key West and transferred the woman. She was taken to Key West where she received further medical treatment.