Coast Guard medevacs man from Biloxi Marsh

Coast Guard District 8 NewsNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man, Sunday, from a 30-foot recreational vessel in Biloxi Marsh near Lake Borgne.

Medevaced was Donald Arroyo, 67.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call via channel 16 at 12:22 a.m., from the Wet Dream, that Arroyo reportedly suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning. A crewmember aboard the Wet Dream administered first aid.

A Coast Guard Station New Orleans 25-foot Response Boat-Small and crew brought Arroyo aboard and transported him to shore where the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Department were awaiting with emergency medical services. EMS took him to Ochsner Medical Center-Northshore in Slidell.

“Initially, the heavy fog presented a challenge, but fortunately, our Coast Guard crew was able to reach Arroyo safely and help him receive immediate medical attention,” said Lt. Cheryl Hickey, command duty officer, Sector New Orleans.

His condition is unknown.

The Good Samaritan vessel, Wet Dream, also assisted the Coast Guard with a medevac of a 65-year-old man, who experienced heart attack symptoms, Saturday.

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