Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel

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The Coast Guard medevacs a man from a fishing vessel about 30 miles northeast of Venice, LA.

VENICE, La. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 67-year-old man from a fishing vessel about 30 miles northeast of Venice, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call about a man having chest pain and was in and out of consciousness around 3:30 p.m. Watchstanders directed the Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill to the fishing vessel where the man was transferred to the cutter.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on scene and hoisted the man. He was transferred to the Memorial Hospital at Gulfport.

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