National Guard rescues ill cruise ship passenger - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

National Guard rescues ill cruise ship passenger

Posted: Updated:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California Air National Guard has rescued a man who fell seriously ill on a cruise ship hundreds of miles off the coast.

The agency says crew of the Holland America line's Westerdam contacted authorities for help late Saturday and changed course to reduce the distance to shore.

National Guard aircraft reached the ship Sunday about 300 miles from Southern California.

The 73-year-old passenger, who suffered kidney failure, was flown to a hospital in San Diego for further treatment.

The National Guard crew was deployed from North Island Naval Air Station, Coronado.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Gun scare at high school is false alarm

    Gun scare at high school is false alarm

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:34:29 GMT
    A student at Mission Bay High School was taken into custody Friday for bringing an Airsoft gun to campus, police said. 
    A student at Mission Bay High School was taken into custody Friday for bringing an Airsoft gun to campus, police said. 
  • Teenage girl killed in multi-vehicle crash

    Teenage girl killed in multi-vehicle crash

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:33:33 GMT
    An investigation was under way Friday into what caused a series of crashes in Fallbrook that killed a girl in her early teens and sent four other people to the hospital, including one with 
     
    An investigation was under way Friday into what caused a series of crashes in Fallbrook that killed a girl in her early teens and sent four other people to the hospital, including one with major life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
     
  • 2nd annual '4-H Day at the Padres'

    2nd annual '4-H Day at the Padres'

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:05:30 GMT
    When the Padres take on the Cubs next month there will be some special kids on the field. The 2nd annual "4-H Day at the Padres" is May 25 and some of the proceeds from each ticket sale will benefit San Diego County 4-H. 
    When the Padres take on the Cubs next month there will be some special kids on the field. The 2nd annual "4-H Day at the Padres" is May 25 and some of the proceeds from each ticket sale will benefit San Diego County 4-H. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.