Clearwater Coast Guard crews rescue boy on cruise ship

MIAMI (AP) – A United States Coast Guard crew from Clearwater rescued a 12-year-old Canadian boy who was suffering from symptoms of appendicitis while on a cruise ship.

Coast Guard officials said in a news release that a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater transported the boy and his father to Miami on Tuesday night.

They were on board the Caribbean Princess cruise ship, which was about 230 miles  southeast of Miami.

The agency did not list the name or hometown of the boy.

No further details were immediately available.