Coast Guard evacuates ill passenger from fishing vessel in Gulf of Mexico
The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate February 22, 2023
(Tribune News Service) — The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated a man who fell ill while on a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Mexico early Tuesday morning.
The 58-year-old man was aboard the New Buccaneer, about 184 miles south of White Lake, La., when he began experiencing stroke-like symptoms about 8 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard said.
The agency dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane from Air Station Corpus Christi.
The plane located the boat and the helicopter crew carried out the evacuation. The man was hoisted into the Jayhawk about just after midnight Tuesday and taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans. He was listed in stable condition.
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