Coast Guard rescues 3, medevacs diabetic

Source: Fox 8 archives
Source: Fox 8 archives
Updated: Feb. 13, 2018 at 1:30 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Coast Guard medevaced a diabetic man and two others from a disabled vessel near New Orleans, Monday.

According to the report, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a phone call from a man stating that his 18-foot Boston Whaler had become disabled with three people aboard, including a diabetic who did not have any medication.

Watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, who medevaced the survivors, according to the Coast Guard.

The survivors were transferred to University Hospital in New Orleans.

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