Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel crewmember near Port Aransas,
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Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 57 year-old-man from an 87-foot
fishing vessel approximately 17 miles southeast of Port Aransas, Texas,
Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for a
medevac from the captain of the vessel Captain H.W. after a crewmember was
reportedly suffering from abdominal pains. Watchstanders notified the duty
flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on
scene, hoisted the crewmember and transported him to the airfield at
Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. Awaiting emergency medical services
personnel received the man and transported him to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital