HOUSTON — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dauphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew medevac a 60-year-old man from a fishing vessel, Jennifer and David, 46 nautical miles offshore Cameron, Louisiana, yesterday Sunday morning.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a medevac (medical evacuation) request by radio emergency channel from the fishing vessel Jennifer and David stating a crewmember had been severely injured. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and consulted with the duty flight surgeon who inmediately recommended the medical evacuation.
The RB–M boat crew arrived on scene with the fishing vessel and embarked the crewmember. The crewmember was then hoisted by the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and transported to Chenault International Airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where emergency medical service (EMS) personnel were waiting.
Weather on-scene was reported as 8-foot seas and 34 mph winds.
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