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Coast Guard medevac mariner near Mobile Bay, Alabama

Coast Guard medevac mariner near Mobile Bay, Alabama
An MH-65D Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevaced a mariner from a sailing vessel near Mobile Bay, Alabama, Feb. 16, 2022.
The mariner was beset by harsh weather conditions and was transferred to Jack Edwards Airport, Alabama, in reportedly stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans photo.

NEW ORLEANS —​ A Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew medevac a mariner Wednesday morning near Mobile Bay, Alabama.​

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification at approximately 10:30 a.m. of a 31-foot sailing vessel that was in distress due to harsh weather conditions.

Sector Mobile watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65D Dolphin aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island 45-Foot​ Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to assist.

The MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter crew arrived on scene, deploy the rescue swimmer, safely hoisted the mariner and transported them to Gulf Shores International Airport at Jack Edwards Field in Gulf Shores, Alabama.​

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Station New Orleans medevac a mariner from a sailing vessel near Mobile Bay, Alabama, Feb. 16, 2022.
The mariner was beset by harsh weather conditions and was transferred to Jack Edwards Airport, Alabama, in reportedly stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans video.
U.S. Coast Guard Heartland.
Department of Homeland Security.

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

«This case was an example of great coordination and team effort amongst our units,» said Lt. Cmdr. Kate Sullivan, a search and rescue mission coordinator assigned to the Sector Mobile Command Center. “We urge mariners to use caution prior to getting underway, monitor local weather conditions, and ensure that a VHF radio is on board in case of emergency.”

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