NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a crewmember Thursday from a offshore supply vessel approximately 115 nautical miles South of Mobile Bay, Alabama.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 4:45 p.m. from a telemedicine company of a crewmember suffering from a medical emergency.
The watchstanders diverted a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRR) aircrew to performs the medical evacuation.
The Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders also launched an HC-144 Ocean Sentry response aircraft crew, from U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, to provide communications support to MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew during the medevac mission due the offshore distance of Mobile Bay.
The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene, deployed the rescue swimmer, hoisted the crewmember, and headed to land to transfer him to the emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting at University Medical Center in New Orleans.
The crewmember was last reported to be in stable condition.
For more information follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
For more Hlcopters Magazine breaking news, stories, images and videos follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.