U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Guard medevacs 13-years-old boy
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a distress call from three males
aboard an overturned vessel in the vicinity of Little Lake near Galliano,
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call from the
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department at 7:45 p.m. about an overturned vessel
and redirected a Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 helicopter aircrew for search
The MH-65 helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 8:25 p.m. One of the males,
a 13-year-old boy, was reported to have sustained an injury and was transported
to Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Cut Off, Louisiana, at 9:06 p.m.
A member of the MH-65 helicopter aircrew stayed behind with the other males.
The MH-65 helicopter aircrew returned to the scene at 9:19 p.m. and brought
the two males to Lady of the Sea General Hospital at 10:02 p.m.
The 13-year-old boys condition was currently unknown.