Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship off Cape Cod

19-year-old believed to be suffering from appendicitis

The United States Coast Guard came to the rescue of an ailing passenger aboard a cruise ship off Cape Cod Friday night. According to a USCG release, watchstanders in Boston received a call from the crew of the Norwegian Dawn about a 19-year-old woman in need of medical help.

The woman was believed to be suffering from appendicitis. 

The call came in around 8:30 p.m. and a helicopter crew deployed from Air Station Cape Cod arrived at the Norwegian Dawn's location around 10 p.m., according to the release.

The woman was reportedly hoisted aboard the helicopter and flown to the Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis. From the airport she was transported by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital.

Her condition is currently unknown.

The Norwegian Dawn had departed from Boston Harbor around 5 p.m. for a 7-day, round-trip cruise to Bermuda. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on