62°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
86°
67°
20%
Thu
86°
70°
80%
Fri
83°
73°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Coast Guard airlifts sailor with heart trouble

2 years ago Friday, January 04, 2013 8:57:47 AM CST January 04, 2013 Friday, January 04 2013 Jan 4, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard says it airlifted a man with heart disease from a sailboat in the stormy Gulf of Mexico to shore in Louisiana.

The Coast Guard said officials were called early Thursday about a husband and wife aboard a 64-foot sailboat bound for Houston from Cozumel, Mexico.

The man had a history of heart disease. The woman said he was slumped over and unresponsive. A Coast Guard helicopter from Mobile, Ala., hoisted the couple from the sailboat and took them to a Coast Guard station near New Orleans, where the man was reported in stable condition. He was taken to a medical clinic.

Petty Officer Bill Colclough said the sailboat was left adrift and that the unidentified owner would work with an insurance company on salvage plans.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Sunny
81°
58°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
86°
67°
Thu
T-Storms
86°
70°
Fri
T-Storms
83°
73°
Sat
AM Clouds / PM Sun
87°
67°