Coast Guard medevacs injured man from fishing vessel

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard conducted an emergency medical evacuation of an injured man from a vessel near the Chandeleur Islands in Louisiana, on Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center watchstanders received a notification at 8:23 a.m. of a 45-year-old man who sustained a serious leg injury aboard the commercial fishing vessel Miss Kimberly II.

Watchstanders at Sector New Orleans diverted a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 9:10 a.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 9:20 a.m. and hoisted the man.

The aircrew transported the man in stable condition back to Air Station New Orleans where local EMS took him to a local hospital.


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