Coast Guard medevacs injured man from fishing vessel

U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area
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Date: 02.05.2010
Posted: 02.05.2010 19:42
News ID: 45003
Coast Guard Rescue of Injured Crew member

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a man with a severe injury to his face off a fishing vessel 10 miles south of Houma, La. in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 5.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the master of the fishing vessel Bao Hung that a crew member had received a severe injury to the face from a pipe and requested a medevac for the injured man.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to assist. The crew arrived, hoisted the crew member and transported him to Terrebone General Hospital.