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Press Release | June 22, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs commercial fishing vessel crewmember near Pass a Loutre, La.

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



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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a commercial fishing vessel crewmember Thursday near Pass a Loutre, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 at 4:30 a.m. from the commercial fishing vessel Danna B stating a crewmember was experiencing suspected drug withdrawals symptoms.  

Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station Venice Response Boat-Medium rescue crew to assist. 

The rescue crew arrived on scene, transported the crewmember, and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel back at Station Venice. 

The crewmember was last reported to be in stable condition. 

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