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June 17, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
 

Coast Guard medevacs diabetic man from charter boat off South Padre Island, Texas 

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man Saturday from a charter boat about 30 miles east of Arroyo City.

At 11:19 a.m., the charter boat Thunderbird operator contacted Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report that a 40-year-old diabetic man had been going in and out of consciousness and was in need of medical attention.

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin aircrew arrived on scene at noon and medevaced the diabetic man to Valley Baptist Medical Center. A Station South Padre Island boat crew also arrived on scene to provide assistance.

The man’s condition is unknown. 

-USCG-

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