US Coast Guard evacuates 2 men in need of medical aid

(U.S. Coast Guard photo/file)
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard has medevaced two men it rescued off coasts of Texas and Louisiana.

The Coast Guard says a 62-year-old and 44-year-old were rescued in two separate incidents on Saturday and Sunday.

The Coast Guard says the older man was on a fishing vessel 12 miles south of Grand Isle on Saturday when a 45-foot response boat crew arrived on-scene around 6:30 p.m.

He suffered from prolonged flu-like symptoms and is in stable condition at a Galliano hospital.

Authorities say that at 7:50 a.m. on Sunday, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the younger man off a 60-foot tank ship 120 miles southeast of Galveston.

He is hospitalized in stable condition after experiencing stroke-like symptoms.