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Press Release | April 5, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 60 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevacs a crewmember of a towing vessel 60 miles offshore of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, on April 05, 2023.

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old crewmember from a towing vessel approximately 60 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Tuesday. 

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 3:18 p.m. on VHF-FM Channel 16 from the crew of the towing vessel Tenner C stating a crewmember was experiencing severe abdominal pain. Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew to assist. 

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

The crewmember was last reported to be in stable condition. 

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