U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Offshore Vessel Crewmember with Heart Attack Symptoms
A 52-year-old man was medevaced Thursday from an offshore supply vessel about 36 miles southeast of Grande Isle, Louisiana.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call stating a crewmember aboard the offshore supply vessel Warren Thomas was reportedly experiencing heart attack and stroke-like symptoms.
The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.
The helicopter crew arrived on the scene, safely hoisted the patient, and transported him to University Medical Center in New Orleans.
The crewmember was last reported in stable condition, the U.S. Coast Guard said.