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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