Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Cameron, Louisiana

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year-old man off a work barge 27 miles south of Cameron, Lousisiana, Thursday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from an representative from the salvage company Resolve Marine for the medevac of a crewmember on the work barge Conquest MB-1 who had suffered a serious injury to his hand. Watchstanders notified the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and transported the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Chennault Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The injured man was last reported in stable condition.

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