A Coast Guard helicopter airlifted a passenger from a Carnival Cruise ship heading toward Charleston Wednesday afternoon.
The ship's crew called for medical help after the 27-year-old man complained of severe abdominal pain, according to the Coast Guard. A crew from Air Station Miami took the man and a nurse off the cruise ship Fantasy about 80 miles northeast of Cape Canaveral, Fla., about noon and flew them to Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The Fantasy was on its way back to Charleston after a five-day cruise in the Bahamas.
An update on the man's condition was not available.