Coast Guard medevacs barge crewman in Louisiana

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(NEW ORLEANS) — The Coast Guard medevaced a man 10 miles south of the Chandeleur Islands, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:03 a.m., that a 50-year-old male, aboard the barge Boaz,  was reportedly suffering from a cardiac condition. The Boaz transferred the man to a nearby platform.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans launched an MH-65D Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to the scene at 6:30 a.m. to assist. The crew hoisted the patient and a paramedic off of the platform and transported them to Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical services.

The patient's condition was unknown.

By Professional Mariner Staff