Video: Coast Guard medevacs boater near Breton Sound on Thursday afternoon


NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevac’d a mariner on Thursday afternoon, near Breton Sound.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report shortly after 2:00 p.m. from the 150-foot fishing vessel, Lauren, that a 54-year-old male crewmember had fallen down and had stroke-like symptoms.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard rescue crew from Air Station New Orleans to assist.

An Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew responded and deployed a rescue swimmer once on the scene.

The aircrew hoisted the fisherman and transported him to University Medical Center New Orleans in reportedly stable condition.

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