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Press Release | May 30, 2024

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man 63 miles offshore from 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 31-year-old man Wednesday from a bulk carrier vessel approximately 63 miles offshore from Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

At approximately 7 p.m. Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a phone call from the bulk carrier vessel Ocean Destiny requesting a medevac for a 31-year-old man reportedly experiencing a medical emergency.

Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew to conduct the medevac and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew to provide communications.

The aircrews arrived on-scene, the helicopter aircrew hoisted the man aboard, and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The man was last reported in serious condition.

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