Coast Guard saves 77-year-old woman on cruise ship off San Diego
A 77-year-old woman showing signs of a stroke was evacuated from a cruise ship by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter dispatched from San Diego.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter took the woman from a Carnival Spirit ship 230 miles southwest of San Diego on Saturday. Once in San Diego, she was taken to a hospital.
A C-130 Hercules fixed-wing craft was dispatched from Sacramento to provide communication support during the rescue, officials said.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego