Coast Gaurd medevacs tanker crewmen

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 64-year-old man off a tanker vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 250 miles south of Grand Isle, La., last night.

A watchstander at the Eighth Coast Guard District Command Center received a call at approximately 3 p.m., requesting a medical medevac off the motor vessel, Antares Voyager, a 1092-foot oil tanker, reporting that a crewmember had become dizzy, lost consciousness and was undergoing CPR.

The Coast Guard launched a HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter and crew and a HU-25 Falcon jet and crew to the scene. There was an additional HU-25 Falcon jet and crew on stand-by.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene and safely hoisted the man from the tanker and transported him to the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, where he was released to EMS.

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