U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Injured Oil Worker

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew airlifted a male crewman from the offshore platform, South Pass 57, located approximately 10 miles east of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Search and rescue coordinators from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call that a crewmember aboard the platform sustained an injury on the helicopter landing pad.

An HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans was dispatched and transported the crewman to Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans.

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