ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has conducted a total of six search and rescues,
saving a total of 13 people and two animals, and assisting six people, as of
Flight crews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard
Aviation Training Center Mobile and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod have
conducted these efforts. Their total flight time for the following cases are 27
hours and 42 minutes.
The following search and rescue efforts were conducted by Air
Station New Orleans:
- August 30 - Leeville, La. – The Coast Guard received a
report that a man had been struck in the head during the storm by a
window. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew landed on a highway and
embarked the patient and took him to West Jefferson Hospital in stable
- August 30 – Port Sulphur, La. - The Coast Guard
received a report at 11 p.m. a shrimp boat caught fire and one of the crew
members managed to swim to shore. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
landed on the highway in nighttime conditions, navigating down power lines
and debris. The crew member was transferred to West Jefferson Hospital in
- August 31 – Grand Isle, La. - An MH-65 Dolphin
helicopter aircrew responded to a report of two men needing medical
assistance; one having difficulties from a preexisting condition and the
other with a leg injury. The aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer to assess
the patients while the pilots landed the helicopter on the beach to
conserve fuel and provide a stable loading platform. The patients were
transferred to University Medical Center in New Orleans.
The following search and rescue efforts were conducted by Aviation
Training Center Mobile:
- August 30 – Houston, Tx. – While deployed in Houston,
an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew assisted in hospital transfers of four
- August 30 – La Place, La. - An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
aircrew medevaced a middle-aged woman suffering from seizures and
transferred her to West Jefferson Hospital. A secondary MH-65 Dolphin
helicopter also transported two of her family members to Air Station New
Orleans where a vehicle was waiting to drive them to the hospital.
The following search and rescue was conducted by Air Station Cape
- August 30 – Grand Isle, La. - An MH-60 Jayhawk
helicopter aircrew conducted a beach landing to check for signs of
distress and found eight people and two felines in a severely damaged motel.
They requested to depart the island to safety. The aircrew transported
everyone to the parking lot of the Houma Civic Center.