US Coast Guard Medevacs Offshore Rig Worker

The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old crewmember from a jackup rig 110 miles southwest of New Orleans, January, 28, 2009.

The Coast Guard received a call at 10:45 p.m., reporting that a crewmember working on the rig, Hercules 253, was suffering from chest pains and was in need of medevac.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched a HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew, which medevaced the man from the rig and transported him safely to Houma Airport, where he was delivered to an awaiting ambulance.

The Hercules 253 operates in Ship Shoal Block 276 offshore Louisiana.

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