The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday evacuated an 88-year-old man injured during a Caribbean cruise.
The passenger, identified as Herman Steidel Lebron, 88, from Puerto Rico, suffered internal injuries onboard the Miami-based Carnival Victory Sunday morning just northwest of Cuba, the Coast Guard said.
It was unclear how the man was injured.
The Coast Guard in Miami received the report from the Victory stating a doctor onboard had recommend a medical evacuation for the man off the ship, which was on its final full day of cruising and scheduled to return to Port Miami at 8 a.m. Monday after a four-day excursion of the western Caribbean.
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater launched MH-60 and C-130 aircrews to respond to the emergency and transport the passenger to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West.
Two months ago, a 6-year-old boy from Winter Garden, Fl. drowned in the Victory’s pools while on a cruise.