Coast Guard medevacs man from motor vessel

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News Release  

September 7, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: (504) 671-2020
After Hours: (618) 225-9008

Coast Guard medevacs man from motor vessel


NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 25-year-old man from a motor vessel 40 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 12:20 p.m. about a crewmember aboard the motor vessel Elliot Cheramie who had sustained a head injury.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 12:51 p.m.

The aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the survivor and transported him to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The survivor was reported in stable condition.