Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacs man from oil rig 100 miles offshore

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 46-year-old male from an oil platform 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday.

A Coast Guard watchstander received a call at approximately 8:30 p.m., Monday reporting that a crewman on the fishing vessel Connie was experiencing heart attack symptoms. The fishing vessel transferred the patient to a nearby oil platform where a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans picked up the patient. The crew made an intermediate stop to refuel the MH-65C Dolphin helicopter before safely delivering the crewman to Houma Terrebonne Hospital.

His condition is unknown.

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