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Coast Guard medevacs man off ship in Gulf of Mexico
Corpus Christi

united states coast guard 

 News Release

 

July 12, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas

Coast Guard medevacs man off ship in Gulf of Mexico

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews medevaced a 67-year-old man off an offshore supply vessel about 40 miles southeast of Port O'Connor Wednesday evening.

At 7:46 p.m., the crew of the Brutus contacted Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF marine radio channel 16 to report a diabetic man aboard that was suffering significant confusion, which indicated a possible stroke.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew launched at 8:28 p.m. and hoisted the man from the ship at 9:34 p.m.  

At 9:57 p.m. the man was delivered to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi — Shoreline.

The man was reported to be in critical condition.

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