Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman

NEW ORLEANS- The Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewman off a shrimping vessel about 60-miles southwest of Lafayette on Saturday.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans received a call at approximately 5 a.m., from Sector New Orleans, reporting that a crewmember working on a shrimping vessel had been injured and that a log reportedly fell out of the shrimp net and landed on the cremember.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched a HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to the scene, safely hoisted the man and transport him to an awaiting ambulance at Lafayette Regional Airport.

The condition of the man is unknown.

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