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Press Release | Feb. 17, 2024

Coast Guard medevacs man near Port Fourchon, 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 56-year-old man Saturday from an offshore floating outer continental shelf facility, Helix Producer 1, approximately 95 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from the Helix Producer 1 of a crew member experiencing kidney stone symptoms.

Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew to assist.

The helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, landed on helicopter pad, transferred the man aboard the helicopter and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the University Medical Center, New Orleans.

The man was last reported to be in stable condition.

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