NEW ORLEANS, May 1, 2022 — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew medevac an injured diver from a boat Friday evening approximately 17 nautical miles south of Pecan Island, Louisiana.
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders were notified at 8:15p.m. Friday that a male crewmember in his 30s, aboard the dive support vessel Ms. Kerci, reportedly sustained severe injuries to the leg.
Immediately the U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanderss coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to carry out medical evacuation.
The Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew arrived on scene and deployed the rescue swimmer to medevac the injured diver hosting him on a stretcher.
One onboard the rescue helicopter aircrew headed to land and transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel at the Lafayette Regional Airport.
The dive boat crewmember was last reported to be in stable condition.
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