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.