Coast Guard medevacs man near Southwest Pass, La.

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium

USCG File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the Fairway Anchorage at Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 11:30 a.m. of a 28-year-old man who was experiencing difficulty breathing.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Venice 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew at 1:00 p.m. The boatcrew arrived on scene at 2:25 p.m. and safely transferred the survivor to local emergency services waiting at Station Gulfport at 4:07 p.m.

The man was taken to Plaquemines Medical Center in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, and was reported in stable condition.

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