Coast Guard medevacs woman off coast of Cape Hatteras

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CAPE HATTERAS, N.C  (WAVY) — A woman aboard a cruise ship who needed medical attention was medevaced by the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday. 

Coast Guard officials said The Adventure of the Seas called Wednesday evening, saying the woman needed help. The ship was too far offshore for immediate response.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew dispatched from Elizabeth City the following morning transported the woman to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Officials said the ship was about 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras.

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