Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship Carnival Valor off New Orleans

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 medevaced a man aboard a cruise ship 65 nautical miles off the coast of Venice, Louisiana, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a request at 1:14 a.m. for the medevac of a 23-year-old man with multiple significant injuries after he fell aboard the cruise ship Carnival Valor.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to medevac the man.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 5:45 a.m., hoisted the man, and the ships doctor and transported them to New Orleans University Medical Hospital.

The man arrived in critical condition.


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