Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel west of Chandeleur Island

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 24-year-old man from a fishing vessel 10 miles west of Chandeleur Island, Louisiana, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 4:05 p.m. of a man suffering from asthma-like symptoms.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 4:47 p.m.

The aircrew hoisted the survivor at 5:28 p.m. and transferred him to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The survivor was reported in stable condition.

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