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Sep 13, 2013 1:55 PM by Ian Auzenne

Cruise passenger rushed to hospital by coast guard

A cruise ship passenger is in stable condition at a Plaquemines Parish hospital following a medical emergency.

A Coast Guard crew from New Orleans responded to the Carnival Elation just before 5:00 this morning. At the time, the ship was located near Southwest Pass.

Officials say the passenger was suffering from symptoms of deep vein thrombosis.

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