Coast Guard flies cruise passenger to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Coast Guard has flown a woman to San Diego after she fell seriously ill on a cruise ship headed to Ensenada, Mexico, from Hawaii.

The agency said the 71-year-old woman was rescued Friday about 200 miles southwest of San Diego.

The Holland America Zaandam cruise ship crew contacted the Coast Guard Thursday for help and changed course to reduce the distance to San Diego.

The Coast Guard says the woman suffered a "serious internal medical condition," without elaborating.

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