Coast Guard medevacs 1 in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard 8th District NewsNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man, Friday, approximately two miles south of South Pass in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rescued was Marty Stein, 60.

At approximately 9:20 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a call via channel 16 from a person aboard a 20-foot recreational vessel reporting that Stein required a medevac due to a head injury sustained after the vessel ran hard aground.

An MH-65C rescue helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans transported Stein to West Jefferson Medical Center.

His condition is unknown.

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