Coast Guard medevacs man with gunshot wound near Lake Borgne

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NEW ORLEANS – On Friday, the Coast Guard medevaced a man with a gunshot wound near Lake Borgne.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 9:55 A.M. of a man who sustained an accidental gunshot wound to his lower back while duck hunting approximately 10 miles northeast of Hopedale.

Sector watchstanders directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to medevac the man.

The aircrew arrived on scene at 10:38 a.m., hoisted the man and transported him to University Medical Center in New Orleans in stable condition.

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