04 JAN 2018: A 12-year old Canadian boy suffering from the symptoms of appendicitis was removed from the Caribbean Princess Cruise ship on Tuesday night, about 230 miles (370 kilometres) southeast of Miami.

According to Coast Guard officials who have not released the name or hometown of the child, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater transported the boy and his father to Miami.

No further details have been released.

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