Coast Guard rescues teen experiencing medical emergency aboard cruise ship

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A teen has been hospitalized after experiencing a medical emergency aboard a cruise ship.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a helicopter medevacked a 14-year-old teen from a cruise ship located 109 miles southeast of Galveston.

Crews responded after receiving a request for medical assistance for the teen who was reportedly experiencing appendicitis symptoms.

The teen was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
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