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Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Coast Guard Medevacs 60-year-old man


NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a man four nautical miles south of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 5:20 a.m. of a 60-year-old man aboard the barge Pacific Shore in need of a medevac after experiencing stroke-like symptoms.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 6:43 a.m.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 7:17 a.m. and transferred the survivor to West Jefferson Medical Hospital at 8:17 a.m.

The survivor was reported in stable condition.




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