Coast Guard medevacs 1 near Venice

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man 10 miles south of the Chandeleur Islands, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:03 a.m., that a 50-year-old male, aboard the barge Boaz,  was reportedly suffering from a cardiac condition. The Boaz transferred the man to a nearby platform.

A man is loaded into an ambulance at Naval Joint Reserve Base Belle Chasse after being medevaced by the Coast Guard, Oct. 12, 2013. The man was reportedly suffering from cardiac problems and was airlifted from a platform 10 miles north of the Chandeleur Islands by a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and crew. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A man is loaded into an ambulance at Naval Joint Reserve Base Belle Chasse after being medevaced by the Coast Guard, Oct. 12, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans directed the launch of an MH-65D Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to the scene at 6:30 a.m. to assist.

The crew hoisted the patient and a paramedic off of the platform and transported them to Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services.

The patient’s condition is unknown.

 

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