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A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew medevac mariner near Allen Bay

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew medevac mariner near Allen Bay
Archive image: a Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin rescue aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans prepares their helicopter for launch for first light search and rescue (SAR) operations, Oct. 10, 2020.
The USCG MH-65D Dolphin helicopter fleet (and the units under the actually upgrade program MH-65E) are a short-range response helicopter, often used in search and rescue missions in the wake of hurricanes and tropical storms.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert.

NEW ORLEANS —​ A​ Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew, from Air Station New Orleans, medevac (medical evacuation) a mariner Monday from an aground vessel near Allen Bay.​

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s office​ at 3:30 p.m. of a 15-foot skiff boat that ran aground in the Allen Bay area with one person aboard.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a U.S.​ Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans​ MH-65D Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) Helicopter​ and a U.S. Coast Guard Station Venice​ 24-Foot Special Purpose Craft​ to the area.​

The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the male, and transported them to Plaquemines Parish Medical Center in reportedly stable condition.​

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac (medical evacuation) a mariner near Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, February 1, 2021.
The mariner ran aground in his 15-foot skiff boat in the Allen Bay area and was transported to Plaquemines Parish Medical Clinic with no injuries reported.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans video.

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