NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac man from fishing vessel approximately 184 nautical miles south of White Lake, Louisiana, Tuesday.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 8:12 p.m. Monday night from the fishing vessel New Buccaneer stating a 58-year-old male passenger was experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to assist.
The HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew first located the vessel and established radio communication between the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders, the MH-60T Jayhawk MRR helicopter aircrew, and the fishing vessel crew.
The MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew later arrived on scene, deployed the rescue swimmer, hoisted the passenger, and headed to land to transport and transfer him to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting at University Medical Center New Orleans.
The passenger was last reported to be in stable condition.
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