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Coast Guard medevacs man from tug boat 18 miles southwest of Atchafalaya Bay

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH65- Dolphin helicopter crew medevacs a 35-year-old man reportedly suffering from chest pains and shallow breathing Mar. 3, 2021 from the 78-foot tug, Lady Loren, 18 miles southwest of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH65- Dolphin helicopter crew medevacs a 35-year-old man reportedly suffering from chest pains and shallow breathing Mar. 3, 2021 from the 78-foot tug, Lady Loren, 18 miles southwest of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana.  A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH65- Dolphin helicopter crew medevacs a 35-year-old man reportedly suffering from chest pains and shallow breathing Mar. 3, 2021 from the 78-foot tug, Lady Loren, 18 miles southwest of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana.

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NEW ORLEANS—The Coast Guard medevaced a 35-year-old man from a tug boat approximately 18 miles southwest of Atchafalaya Bay, Wednesday.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the 78-foot tug boat, Lady Loren, stating a crewmember was reportedly suffering chest pains and shallow breathing. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, safely hoisted the man and took him to Terrebonne Medical Center for further medical care.

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