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Press Release | Sept. 28, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs 61-year-old woman near Southwest Pass, La.

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

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 61-year-old woman Wednesday from the Carnival Valor cruise ship approximately 62 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from the cruise ship of a 61-year-old woman with stroke-like symptoms.

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew to conduct the medevac. The aircrew arrived on-scene, hoisted the woman aboard the helicopter, transported her to the air station and transferred her to awaiting emergency medical services personnel.

The woman was last reported in stable condition.

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