Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Supply Ship

GRAND ISLE, La. – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a supply ship in Barataria Pass near Grand Isle, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:10 p.m. that a 60-year-old man aboard the offshore supply vessel Rachel Kelly struck his head and was suffering neck pain and numbness in his left arm. Coast Guard Station Grand Isle launched a 41-foot response boat and crew to the scene.

The crew successfully transferred the man off the Rachel Kelly and transported him to awaiting emergency medical servces at Station Grand Isle.

The mans condition is unknown.

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