Coast Guard Assists In Gulf of Mexico Medevac

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard coordinated with the Air Force in the medevac of six people in the Gulf of Mexico, 300 miles south of New Orleans, today.

The Coast Guard received a report from a crewmember aboard the vessel Eos, an 800-foot tanker ship, stating they had made visual contact with another vessel, which was in distress and appeared to have a person aboard in need of medical assistance.

The Coast Guard diverted cutters Key Biscayne and Cyprus to assist in the medevac.

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center launched a H-60 helicopter crew from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to conduct the medevac.

All persons medevaced were taken to West Jefferson Hospital in New Orleans.

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