Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Crewman

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old male from a vessel about 30 miles east of New Orleans this afternoon.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans received a call at 12:33 p.m., from Sector New Orleans, reporting that a crewman working on a fishing vessel had been injured. The injured man was reported to have a severed thumb.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans crew launched a rescue helicopter to pick up the man and transported him safely to West Jefferson Hospital.

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