Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevacs mariner 164 miles southeast of Southwest Pass

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NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a crewmember off a freight ship 164 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Saturday.

Watchstanders at the 8th Coast Guard District command center received a request for a medevac from the crew of the Rhine, reporting a crewman was experiencing dizziness and numbness on the left side of his face.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch and arrived on scene at 2 p.m. Upon arrival, the aircrew brought the crewmember aboard the helicopter and returned to Joint Naval Reserve Base Belle Chasse to awating emergency medical personnel. The crewmember was then taken to West Jefferson Medical Center.

“This case demonstrated how training, a dedicated crew and a sound search-and-rescue system combined to provide a professional mariner immediate help,” said Lt. Mark Bruno, pilot at Air Station New Orleans.

The condition of the crewmember is unknown.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a mariner from the freight ship Rhine in the Gulf of Mexico, July 20, 2013. The man was transported to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Joint Naval Reserve Base Belle Chasse. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.)

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a mariner from the freight ship Rhine in the Gulf of Mexico, July 20, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.)

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