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Coast Guard medevac crewmember 167 nm of Marsh Island, La

Coast Guard medevac crewmember 167 nm of Marsh Island, La
Archive image: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Olivia Friedel, an aviation maintenance technician, steadies a hoist cable as Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Laubenstein, an aviation survival technician, is lowered into Lake Pontchartrain from an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans during a search and rescue demonstration, Sept. 15, 2009.
Coast Guard crews demonstrated several search and rescue techniques, which are critical to the Coast Guard’s ongoing mission of maritime safety.
The Coast Guard conducted the demonstration for the Survival and Flight Equipment Association. SAFE is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring personal safety and protection in land, sea, air and space.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Elizabeth Bordelon.

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard medevac a 34-year-old crewmember Sunday from a motor vessel 167 nautical miles offshore Marsh Island, Louisiana.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call around 3 p.m. from the motor vessel Seven Arctic of a crewmember suffering from appendicitis-like symptoms.

Coast Guard 8th District watchstanders assumed the lead on the case and coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew to assist.

The HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew provided a cover flight and relayed information between the MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew and D8 watchstanders.

Coast Guard medevac crewmember 167 nm of Marsh Island, La
Archive image: A Coast Guard Aviaiton Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry is prepped before take-off in Mobile, Alabama, April 5, 2018.
ATC Mobile is a multi-mission unit, acting as the Coast Guard’s aviation and capabilities development center, as well as an operational air station.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles.

The Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, landed on the vessel offshore Marsh Island to to carry out the medevac and transferred the crewmember to University Medical Center in New Orleans.​

The crewmember was last reported to be in stable condition.​ ​

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