Coast Guard Medevacs Shrimper Crewman

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Friday, September 27, 2013
Fishing vessel Poncho at its moorings on Vermillion Bay in Morgan City. (Photo provided by Marine Ventures Inc.)

A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 45-year-old crewman from a 100-foot shrimper approximately 60 miles south of Intracoastal City in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a request from the fishing vessel Poncho at approximately 5 p.m. reporting a crewman was experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Sector New Orleans directed the launch of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to launch.

Air Station New Orleans arrived on scene and hoisted the man aboard and transported him to Acadiana Regional Airport, where emergency medical services took him to Lafayette General Medical Center.

"This was a challenging evolution due to the complex rigging on the deck of the Poncho, which made for a difficult if not potentially dangerous hoist, since we had to lower our rescue swimmer through a narrow window," said Petty Officer 3rd Class David Garman, Air Station New Orleans. "This was my first real operation to respond to as a crewman; we frequently train with 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boatcrews from station [Coast Guard Station New Orleans], which helps our proficiency. When it's a real vessel or person in distress, training with fellow Coast Guardsmen ensures we can thread the needle safely in a critical moment."

The crewman's condition was unknown.

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