Coast Guard medevacs man from shrimp boat

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from a shrimping vessel
approximately 50 miles south of Lafayette, La., early this morning in the Gulf of Mexico.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans received a call at 5 a.m. from a crewmember from
Sector New Orleans, reporting that a crewmember working on the shrimping vessel, the Kimmy II, had been injured and required a medevac.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched a HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to the vessel and safely hoisted and transported the man to Lafayette Airport to awaiting EMS.

The condition of the injured man is unknown.

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