Coast Guard airlifts man shot while duck hunting near Lake Borgne

Coast Guard airlifts man shot while duck hunting near Lake Borgne
The Coast Guard says a man was medevaced after suffering a gunshot wound while hunting near Lake Borgne Friday morning. (Source: United States Coast Guard)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The Coast Guard says a man was medevaced after suffering a gunshot wound while hunting near Lake Borgne Friday morning.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans was contacted just before 10 a.m. about a man suffering from an accidental gunshot wound to his lower back. The incident happened while the victim was duck hunting 10 miles northeast of Hopedale.

A helicopter crew was dispatched to the area where they were able to airlift the man to University Medical Center for treatment.

The man is currently listed in stable condition.

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