WATCH: Coast Guard rescues elderly man from cruise ship near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The U.S. Coast Guard reported Saturday the rescue of a 74-year-old cruise ship passenger who was aboard the Carnival Valor on the Mississippi River near New Orleans.

Coast Guard observers received a call at 4:30 p.m. regarding the elderly man who suffered a heart attack.

Coast Guard Station New Orleans launched a 29-foot lifeboat and crew to assist.

According to the report, the crew transferred the passenger and a Carnival Valor nurse to emergency medical services personnel waiting at the New Orleans cruise terminal.

The passenger was last reported in stable condition.

Earlier this month, the Coast Guard was called to Carnival Valor regarding a woman who allegedly jumped overboard. This search has been suspended and the woman has not yet been found.


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