NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard aircrews medevac a male crewmember off a research vessel Friday approximately 100 nautical miles offshore Port Fourchon, Louisiana.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 7:19 p.m. stating a man was exhibiting seizure like symptoms aboard the 283-foot research vessel Sanco Spirit.
The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to medevac.
To assist in supporting communications, a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew to medical evacuation.
The MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel (EMS) from the West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana, in reportedly stable condition.
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