Coast Guard medevacs man from oil rig

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man off an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 3 p.m. Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. from a crewmember aboard the motor vessel B. Billy stating that a crewmember aboard the vessel was experiencing chest pains and required to be medevaced.

The crew of the B. Billy took the man to a near by oil platform, which was staffed with an EMT who provided medical attention to the crewman.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to medevac the man. The helicopter and crew landed on the platform’s helicopter deck and brought the man aboard at approximately 2 p.m.

The man was taken to Thibodaux General Hospital and transferred to awaiting medical personnel at approximately 3 p.m. His condition is unknown.

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