Coast Guard medevacs man near Houma

65 New OrleansNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 23 miles south of Houma, Louisiana, Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request 1:50 p.m. from the fishing vessel Michael II for a medevac of a 60-year-old deckhand who was experiencing stroke-like symptoms.

Sector New Orleans directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the man.

The crew arrived on scene at 3:57 p.m. and transported the deckhand to Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans in stable condition.

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