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Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew medevac fisherman near New Orleans

Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew medevac fisherman near New Orleans
Archive image: A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130J Super Hercules Long-Range Response Aircraft airplane and a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter sit on the tarmac at U.S. Coast Guard Station New Orleans, September 15, 2020.
The HC-130J Super Hercules response airplane crew had just arrived to drop off extra parts and supplies, as well as a vehicle, in support of the response to Hurricane Sally.
U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli.

NEW ORLEANS — A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew medevac an injured 71-year-old fisherman Tuesday night from a fishing vessel near New Orleans.

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received notification by personnel aboard the fishing vessel Mighty Mouse that a crewmember sustained severe injuries to the hand.

The U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders immediately coordinated the launch of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew to carry out the medevac (medical evacuation) of the injured fisherman and then immediately transport ashore for transfer him to emergency medical services personnel awaiting for provide medical assistance.

The MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, landed on a nearby platform and loaded the crewmember into the rescue helicopter. Once the MH-65 Dolphin aircrew took off, the helicopter headed for land to transport the injured crew member to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting un West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana.

The fishing vessel crew member was last reported in stable condition.

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