Coast Guard medevacs man 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay

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NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a commercial fisherman off an oil platform 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a report that a fisherman was reportedly experiencing chest pains and numbness in his left arm. The commercial fishing vessel crew transferred the man to an oil platform for medical care.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans  MH-65 helicopter aircrew on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico prepares to medevac a man 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay,  Sept. 18, 2013. The man was then taken to West Jefferson Medical Center. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter aircrew on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico prepares to medevac a man 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay, Sept. 18, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch, arrived on scene at the platform,  brought the fisherman aboard the helicopter and returned to the air station. The man was then transferred to awaiting emergency medical services for further medical care.

The condition of the crewmember was unknown.

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