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Coast Guard rescues pilot in St. John the Baptist Parish swamp

Posted at 3:10 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 16:10:25-04

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a pilot of a downed aircraft Thursday evening in St. John the Baptist Parish.

Rescued was Calvin King, who was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans with a reportedly broken arm and no other reported injuries, according to Coast Guard officials.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 9 p.m. from the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office that a single engine plane had crashed in a swampy area north of Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport, with one person aboard.

Watchstanders directed a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew to the vicinity, where the aircrew recovered the pilot from the wreckage.

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