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Coast Guard aircrew medevac mariner near Barataria Bay, Louisiana

Coast Guard aircrew medevac mariner near Barataria Bay, Louisiana
Archive image: A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew flying over New Orleans, June 4, 2018.
The USCG Air Station New Orleans supports a wide range of Coast Guard operations to include search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement, port security, and marine environmental protection.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles.

NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew medevac a mariner yesterday Saturday near Barataria Bay, Louisiana.

The mariner, a 17-year-old male, was transported for the rescue helicopter aircrew to Plaquemines Medical Center reportedly with light injuries to his arm and knee.

The Watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 7 a.m. that an 18-foot recreational vessel with two people on board had struck a piling near Barataria Bay and ejected the 17-year-old passenger from the boat.

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew responded to medevac (medical evacuation) and deployed the rescue swimmer once on scene.

The search and rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the ejected passenger and transported him to Plaquemines Medical Center.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew hoist a mariner near Barataria Bay, Louisiana, May 8, 2021.
The mariner had been ejected from the boat after the vessel had run aground.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans video.

The 18-foot recreational vessel and its operator were towed to a marina by local authorities. The boat operator reportedly suffered a minor back injury.

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