Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel near Grand Isle, La.

The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a fishing vessel Thursday near Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report over VHF-FM Channel 16 at approximately 1:15 a.m. from the 105-foot fishing vessel, F/V Bossman, of a crewmember who was experiencing chest pains and difficulty breathing. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac. 

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on the scene, hoisted the crewmember, and transported him to West Jefferson Medical Center. 

The man was last reported in stable condition.


U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
After Hours: 618-225-9008