Coast Guard medevacs 60-year-old man from barge

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevaced a 60-year-old man who was experiencing stroke-like symptoms approximately 4 nautical miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, April 18, 2017. The aircrew transported the man to West Jefferson Medical Hospital in Marrero, Louisiana, in stable condition. (Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevaced a 60-year-old man who was experiencing stroke-like symptoms approximately 4 nautical miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, April 18, 2017. Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man four nautical miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 5:20 a.m. of a 60-year-old man aboard the barge Pacific Shore in need of a medevac after experiencing stroke-like symptoms.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 6:43 a.m.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 7:17 a.m. and transferred the survivor to West Jefferson Medical Hospital at 8:17 a.m.

The survivor was reported in stable condition.

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