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Press Release | Oct. 12, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 135 miles southwest of Southwest Pass, Louisiana

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

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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 69-year-old man from a research vessel Thursday approximately 135 miles southwest of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from the crew of the research vessel Artemis Arctic reporting a crewmember experiencing heart attack-like symptoms. Sector New Orleans watchstanders notified Coast Guard District 8 watchstanders. 

District 8 watchstanders then coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew to assist.

The aircrew arrived on scene Thursday morning, hoisted the patient and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The man was last reported to be in stable condition.

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