Coast Guard Medevacs Person From Gulf Oil Rig

NEW ORLEANS – An HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans fought through the dense early morning fog to medevac a man from a rig 150 miles southeast of New Orleans this morning.

The man was working on an oil rig in Vermillion Block 261 approximately 60 miles offshore, when he started experiencing chest pains. After the helicopter crew launched into low ceilings and poor visibility conditions, they arrived to pick up the patient and a paramedic.

The rescue crew transported the patient and paramedic to awaiting care at Lafayette General Hospital in stable condition.

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