Coast Guard medevacs man near Breton Sound

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man near Breton Sound, Louisiana, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:14 p.m. of a 70-year-old man suffering from stroke like symptoms aboard the fishing vessel RED EAGLE.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 4:28 p.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 4:45 p.m. but were unable to hoist the man and lowered a rescue swimmer to stay with the man.

The RED EAGLE transited the man to Coast Guard Station Venice where the MH-65 aircrew was able to hoist the man and rescue swimmer.

The aircrew transferred the survivor to West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero, Louisiana, at 7:23 p.m.

The survivor’s condition is unknown.

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