Coast Guard medevacs 1 near Venice

65 New OrleansNEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 55-year-old man from Port Eads Marina in Venice, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received notification that the man was having difficulty breathing and walking. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 11 p.m., hoisted the patient and transported him to Air Station New Orleans to awaiting emergency medical  personnel.

The man was in reportedly stable condition.

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