Coast Guard medevacs 1 from offshore supply vessel in Gulf of Mexico

8th Coast Guard District NewsVENICE, La. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old male from an offshore supply vessel approximately 50 miles south of Main Pass, Wednesday, in the Gulf of Mexico.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center received a report at approximately 2:45 p.m., that a crewmember aboard the 158-foot OSV Sea Cecile reportedly had been struck in the neck by a 40-foot ladder.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C dolphin helicopter and crew and hoisted the man from the deck of the Sea Cecile and transported him to local EMS standing by at the Chevron Venice facility. An ambulance took the man to Ochsner Medical Hospital in Gretna.

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., also launched a fixed-wing HC-144A Ocean Sentry and crew to augment support to the helicopter crew.

“The close partnership between the offshore community and the Coast Guard enables our crews to respond quickly and efficiently when they need us the most,” said Lt. j.g. Mike Yanez. “We are proud to provide a vital service to that community as America’s maritime first responders.”

The man’s condition is unknown.

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