Coast Guard medevacs person near Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana

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 person from a vessel near Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at approximately 4:20 p.m. that a person aboard a vessel received a leg injury.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to assist the person.

The aircrew arrived on scene at approximately 6:40 p.m., hoisted the individual and transported them to a hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi, in stable condition.

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