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Coast Guard helicopter crew medevac man off Mobile Bay

Coast Guard helicopter crew medevac man off Mobile Bay
Archive image: Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans aircrew stands in front of a MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter, May 2, 2022 at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.
The aircrew flew the MH-60 around the city of New Orleans as part of its first flight as an Air Station New Orleans asset.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Hague.

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.​

Coast Guard helicopter crew medevac man off Mobile Bay
Archive image: A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft returns to Avaition Training Center Mobile after conducting Hurricane Ida post-storm overflights along the Gulf Coast Aug. 30, 2021.
Assets conducted critical incident search and rescue overflights and assessments for damage along the Gulf Coast Region of Louisiana following Hurricane Ida.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.

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.

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