Coast Guard crews rescue fisherman off coast of Louisiana

U.S. Coast Guard officials say crews rescued a fisherman who was suffering from heart attack-like symptoms off the Louisiana coast.

Posted: Aug 4, 2021 8:25 AM

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard officials say crews rescued a fisherman who was suffering from heart attack-like symptoms off the Louisiana coast.

In a statement, the Coast Guard said it happened Tuesday, about four miles south of Grand Isle. Coast Guard crews mounted the rescue after learning that a crew member aboard the commercial fishing vessel Miss Melissa was in need of medical help.

A Coast Guard boat crew was dispatched and safety took the fisherman aboard and brought him to emergency medical workers on shore. He was then taken to Lady of the Sea Hospital in Lafourche for further medical care.

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