Coast Guard Station Venice medevacs man from cruise ship

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cruise ship near mile marker 26, north of Buras, La., on the Mississippi River, Friday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from a watchstander with the Vessel Traffic System that a 64-year-old man was showing symptoms of a stroke aboard the cruise ship Triumph and requested a medevac.

Coast Guard Station Venice launched a 33-foot response boat and crew to the scene.

The crew successfully transferred the man off the Triumph and transported him to awaiting EMS in Venice, La.

His condition is unknown.

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