Man evacuated from cruise ship after lung collapse

21-year-old complained of chest pains; X-rays found his lung was 40% collapsed

By Alexandra Fruin - Producer
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Coast Guard Seventh District medically evacuates a man from a Disney cruise ship.

MIAMI - A 21-year-old man was medically evacuated from a cruise ship off the coast of Key West Thursday by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew.

The man complained of having chest pains after completing two scuba dives Wednesday. X-rays completed by the medical team on board the Disney Fantasy found that one of his lungs was 40 percent collapsed.

After a consultation with the Coast Guard's on-duty flight surgeon, it was decided that he needed to be transferred to a hospital.

A Coast Guard crew from Miami arrived by helicopter, hoisting the man and a nurse off of the ship. He was transferred to Mariner's Hospital in Tavanier, where he was listed in stable condition.

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