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Press Release | April 27, 2024

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old woman 160 miles off 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 67-year-old woman Saturday from the Carnival Dream cruise ship approximately 160 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from the cruise ship of a 67-year-old woman with symptoms of kidney failure.

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, and transported her to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The woman was last reported in stable condition.

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