Coast Guard medevacs man off cruise ship east of Morehead City

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, medevacs a man from a cruise ship about 40 miles east of Morehead City Sept. 25, 2017. He was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. (U.S. Coast Guard image by Air Station Elizabeth City/Released)

WILMINGTO, N.C. (WAVY) — Crews with the U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship off the coast of North Carolina.

Coast Guard officials say watchstanders in Wilmington received a report Monday from the cruise ship Carnival Pride of a man suffering a heart attack.

The ship was located 40 miles east of Morehead City.

A helicopter crew from Elizabeth City took the man to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Aaron Wohlander said in a news release, “Our thoughts are with the patient and his family this evening, wishing him a full recovery.”