Coast Guard medevacs man from motor vessel Helen Tanner

USCG file photo

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man from a motor vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, Friday, approximately 27 miles south, southeast of Gulfport, Miss.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center received a report at 10:20 a.m., that a 44-year-old man aboard the motor vessel Helen Tanner, was in need of medical evacuation after severely injuring his hand.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C dolphin helicopter and crew to the scene at 11:30 a.m.

The crew successfully hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at Air Station New Orleans. He was then transported to a local medical facility for further assistance.

“Continuous radio communication between the Coast Guard and the motor vessel Helen Tanner made for a safe and expedient medical evacuation,” said Lt. j.g. Craig Johnston, an air station pilot.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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