Coast Guard medevacs man approximately 20 miles south of Gulf Shores

Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart

Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man Sunday approximately 20 miles south of Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report of a medical emerghency from a 40-foot fishing charter that a crewmember was losing consciousness and reportedly experiencing seizures. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on-scene, safely hoisted the man and transferred him to Sacred Heart Hospital for further medical care.


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