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Coast Guard medevac man from research vessel near Port Fourchon

Coast Guard medevac man from research vessel near Port Fourchon
Archive image: a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans conducts a post-flight inspection after a first-light flight in the wake of Hurricane Delta, Oct. 10, 2020.
The MH-65 helicopter is a short-range recovery (SRR) helicopter, often used in search and rescue (SAR) missions in the wake of hurricanes and tropical storms.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert.

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation (medevac) of a man from a research vessel, Monday, who was displaying possible stroke-like symptoms near Port Fourchon.​ ​

U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call from the master of the research vessel, about 26 nautical miles south of Port Fourchon, that a 59 year-old crewmember was displaying potential early stroke-like symptoms.

The watchstanders directed the launch of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter aircrew to assist the emergency medical evacuation.

A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a man from a research facility, Monday, who was displaying possible stroke-like symptoms near Port Fourchon.
The Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted the man and transferred him to West Jefferson Hospital, in Marrero, Louisiana, in reportedly stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

The Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the man and transferred him to West Jefferson Hospital, in Marrero, Louisiana, in reportedly stable condition.​

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