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Press Release | April 23, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from vessel near Port Fourchon, Louisiana

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

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a motor vessel Sunday approximately 15 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Eighth District and Coast Guard Sector New Orleans command center watchstanders received a report at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from the motor vessel Solitaire of a 32-year-old male crewmember aboard experiencing severe abdominal pain. Sector New Orleans watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew to assist.  

The aircrew arrived on scene just after midnight on Sunday, hoisted the crewmember, and transported him to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The crewmember was last reported in stable condition.

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