Coast Guard medevacs 1 near Venice, Louisiana

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced the captain of a fishing vessel near Venice, Monday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center received a call from a crewmember aboard the vessel stating the captain had reportedly sustained a head injury, around 6:43 a.m.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Venice small boat crew were directed to launch and arrived on scene at 8:40 a.m.

The aircrew hoisted the captain and transported him to Air Station New Orleans to awaiting Emergency Medical Services.

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