Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard medevacs injured mariner near Rockport, Texas
Texas — The Coast Guard
medevaced an 18-year-old injured mariner off a 24-foot recreational
vessel near Rockport, late Friday evening.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a
request for a medevac from the Port Aransas Police
Department after a 911 call from a mariner reporting a person aboard the
vessel had suffered a broken arm.
The vessel was no longer able to make way and was safely at anchor.
A Coast Guard Station Port Aransas Response
Boat-Small crew was launched and transferred the three people aboard to Cove
Harbor Marina and Drystack in Rockport. The injured mariner was
transferred to awaiting emergency services personnel in stable
Weather on scene was reported as 2-foot seas
with 17-mph winds.