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Coast Guard medevac boater near Delacroix, Louisiana

Coast Guard medevac boater near Delacroix, Louisiana
Archive image: A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew lowers a rescue swimmer to a Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Rescue Boat-Medium boat crew on Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, May 18, 2021.
The U.S. Coast Guard crews regularly train to maintain readiness for search and rescue operations.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli.

NEW ORLEANS —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew medevac a 68-year-old boater, Monday afternoon, near Delacroix, Louisiana.​

U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 3:30 p.m. from a recreational fishing vessel of a boater who sustained serious head injuries, and immediately the watchstanders activated the air medical evacuation.

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders coordinated the launch of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin SRR rescue helicopter aircrew to assist the injured sailor.

The Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew arrived on the scene, deployed the rescue swimmer and hoisted the boater. Once onboard the aircrew headed to land and transferred the man to the emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting to attend in the University Medical Center New Orleans.

The Injured boater was last reported to be in critical condition.

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