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Coast Guard medevac mariner 46 miles offshore Cameron, Louisiana

Coast Guard medevac mariner 46 miles offshore Cameron, Louisiana
Archive image: HOUSTON – An MH-65C Dolphin helicopter rescue aircrew, from Coast Guard Air Station Houston, conducts rescue basket hoist training in the Gulf of Mexico, near Freeport, Texas, March 16, 2007.
Ongoing training exercises are essential to maintain the readiness of Search and Rescue helicopter crews.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers.

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.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew and a Station Sabine 45-foot Response Boat–Medium (RB-M) boat crew launched to assist the mariner.

A U.S. Coast Guard AirStation Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevac a 60-year-old mariner aboard the fishing vessel Jennifer and David near Cameron, Louisiana, May 2, 2021.
The mariner was transported to awaiting emergency medical service (EMS) personnel at the Chenault International Airport in Lake Charles.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

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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