Man in medical distress on the water taken to area hospital

Around 1pm Wednesday afternoon, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call from St. Mary 911 that a boater was in medical distress. Members of the Sheriff’s Office Marine Section and the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City launched from Burns Point, located the man on a shrimp boat, and headed back to the landing where Acadian Ambulance and Acadian Air Med were waiting to transport him to an area hospital. No information was available on the condition of the man.