Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevacs injured man from oil rig

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old man from a rig 180 miles south of New Orleans, today.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans received a call at 3:50 a.m. from the Marianna Oil Rig reporting that a crewman working on the rig had suffered a foot injury and required a medevac.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C rescue helicopter and crew, safely hoisted the man into the helicopter and delivered him to a waiting ambulance at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans in Belle Chasse, La. The man was transported to LSU Medical Center in New Orleans by ambulance. His condition is unknown.

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