Man Airlifted From Fishing Boat After 'Unfortunate Encounter' With Stingray

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A 67-year-old man was airlifted from a fishing vessel after suffering an “unfortunate encounter with a stingray” on Sunday, May 5, the US Coast Guard said.

Footage released by the US Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans shows the patient, sitting upright on a stretcher with a bandaged foot, being winched up to the rescue helicopter from the deck of an 88-foot charter vessel.

The agency described the operation as “a crazy case” for their crew.

The man was transferred to West Jefferson Medical Center in New Orleans for treatment, and was last reported to be in stable condition, US Coast Guard Heartland said. Credit: US Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans via Storyful