Coast Guard medevacs 83-year-old woman from cruise ship

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – A U.S. Coast Guard crew medevaced an elderly woman from a cruise ship on Friday afternoon. 

Coast Guard officials say Watchstanders in Portsmouth were called at 10:30 a.m. about a 83-year-old passenger who was suffering symptoms of renal failure. 

The ship was 250 miles southeast of Elizabeth City at the time. A helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City medevaced the woman, her family member and a nurse aboard.

Officials say the woman was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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