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Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News release
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Coast Guard medevacs man

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




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