A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 76-year-old man off a cruise ship near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday.
Coast Guard officials say the man suffered a stroke and possible internal bleeding while on the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway.
The cruise ship captain used a satellite phone to contact the Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth and ask for help.
An aircrew out of Elizabeth City responded. They airlifted the man and a nurse that was on the ship and transported them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.