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Coast Guard medevacs cargo ship worker near Cameron

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A United States Coast Guard helicopter. (Source: MGN Online/WFQX) A United States Coast Guard helicopter. (Source: MGN Online/WFQX)
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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

A Coast Guard crew medevaced a Russian worker aboard the cargo ship Saimaagracht, which was anchored about 11 miles off of the coast of Cameron on Sunday.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the man was coughing up blood and had difficulty breathing. The crew of the Saimaagracht contacted the Coast Guard at about 2:15 p.m., and by about 4 p.m., the man had been transported to the Chennault International Airport via a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter with a crew from Air Station Houston and a rescue swimmer.

At the airport, an ambulance took the man to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for treatment, where he is reported as being in stable condition.

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