Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Morgan City

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old man from a fishing vessel, 30 miles south of Morgan City, La., Monday.

The Coast Guard received a call from the fishing vessel Capt. Sam at approximately 3:10 p.m. Monday, reporting that a crewmember was suffering from chest pain and requested a medevac.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C dolphin helicopter and crew and successfully lifted the crewmember into the helicopter and transported him to Terrebonne General Hospital in Houma, La.

His condition is unknown.

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