Man With Appendicitis Rescued From Cruise Ship South of San Diego

A 28-year-old man suffering an appendicitis attack had to be rescued from a cruise ship about 260 miles south of San Diego.

The Coast Guard sector in San Diego received a report just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday that a passenger on board the Star Princess cruise ship was showing signs of appendicitis, Coast Guard officials said Thursday.

A Coast Guard helicopter responded and rescued the man just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

An aircraft from the Coast Guard Air Station in Sacramento also joined the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter in rescuing the passenger.

The man arrived in San Diego about an hour and a half later and was taken by ambulance to Sharp Memorial Hospital. The Coast Guard reported that he is in stable condition.

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