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Press Release | March 10, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger near Venice, Louisiana

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man from a cruise ship Thursday near Venice, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 9:30 p.m. from the crew of the Disney Magic cruise ship requesting a medevac for a passenger aboard reportedly experiencing severe abdominal pain.

The Sector New Orleans watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Station Venice Response Boat -Medium boat crew to assist.

The boat crew arrived on scene, embarked the man aboard the RB-M and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel back at Station Venice.

The man was last reported to be in stable condition and taken to Ochsner Westbank Medical Center.

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