Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 46 miles offCameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 60-year-old man from a fishing vessel 46 miles offshore Cameron, Louisiana, Sunday morning.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a medevac request by radio from the fishing vessel Jennifer and David stating a crewmember had been severely injured. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Sabine 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew launched to assist.

The RB–M boat crew arrived on scene with the fishing vessel and embarked the crewmember. The crewmember was then hoisted by the helicopter crew and transported to Chenault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where emergency medical services personnel were waiting.

Weather on-scene was reported as 8-foot seas and 34 mph winds.


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