A Coast Guard medevac crew member from a fishing boat near Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard evacuated an injured 48-year-old man from a fishing boat Saturday about 15 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watch officers were notified at 9:36 a.m. by personnel aboard the fishing vessel Challenger that a member of the crew had sustained serious hand injuries. Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a 45ft response boat crew from Grand Isle Coast Guard Station to assist. In 4 to 6 foot seas, the boat’s crew arrived on scene, provided immediate care to the injured crew member and transferred him to emergency medical services personnel on standby at the marina in commercial fishing from Nerby Collins to Port Fourchon. The crew member was last reported to be in stable condition.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard evacuated an injured 48-year-old man from a fishing boat Saturday about 15 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watch officers were notified at 9:36 a.m. by personnel aboard the fishing vessel Challenger that a member of the crew had sustained serious hand injuries. Watchstanders coordinated the launch of a 45ft response boat crew from Grand Isle Coast Guard Station to assist.

In 4 to 6 foot seas, the boat’s crew arrived on scene, provided immediate care to the injured crew member and transferred him to emergency medical services personnel on standby at the marina in commercial fishing from Nerby Collins to Port Fourchon.

According to the latest information, the crew member was in stable condition.

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