KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) - A medical emergency on board a Royal Caribbean cruise sent an elderly man to the hospital in the Florida Keys.

A U.S. Coast Guard crew escorted the Serenade of the Seas to Key West on Wednesday and brought the 81-year-old patient ashore.

The man was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition.

The cruise ship later returned to sea to continue its voyage.

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