viernes, 8 de febrero de 2019

Coast Guard medevacs injured man from vessel

MH-65 Air Station New Orleans ©Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles (archive)
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard conducted an emergency medical evacuation of an injured man from a vessel near the Chandeleur Islands in Louisiana, on Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center watchstanders received a notification at 8:23 a.m. of a 45-year-old man who sustained a serious leg injury aboard the commercial fishing vessel Miss Kimberly II.

Watchstanders at Sector New Orleans diverted a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin aircrew at 9:10 a.m. The aircrew arrived on scene at 9:20 a.m. and hoisted the man.

The aircrew transported the man in stable condition back to Air Station New Orleans where local EMS took him to a local hospital.​