Sailor airlifted to Chennault Airport by U.S.Coast Guard

Sailor airlifted to Chennault Airport by U.S.Coast Guard
55-year-old man has fallen overboard near Cameron. (Source: USCG)

The United States Coast Guard medevacked a mariner off of a work barge 27 miles south of Cameron.

Thursday afternoon, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request to medevac a crewmember with a hand injury. The Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived and transported the 46-year-old man to Chennault Airport in Lake Charles to be treated by emergency personnel.

The man suffered a serious hand injury but is now in stable condition.

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