Coast Guard medevacs diabetic from disabled vessel

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a diabetic man and two others from a disabled vessel near New Orleans, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a phone call from a man stating that his 18-foot Boston Whaler had become disabled with three people aboard, including a diabetic who did not have any medication.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, who medevaced the survivors.

The survivors were transferred to University Hospital in New Orleans.

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