Coast Guard medelevacs man after offshore helicopter crash

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of one person 30 miles northeast of Venice, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 7:24 a.m. from the offshore supply vessel Ridge, that a helicopter crashed near Main Pass Block 108. The Ridge retrieved four people from the crash. Inflatables keep a helicopter upright following a crash in the Gulf of Mexico,...