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