Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
HOUSTON — The
Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man approximately 30 miles offshore of
Galveston, Texas, Friday evening.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from
the sailing vessel Tenacious stating a mariner aboard the vessel was
exhibiting signs of a heart attack and in need of medical assistance.
Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the
A Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew was launched
to the scene.
The crew of the RB-M transferred the mariner to awaiting emergency medical
services personnel at Station Freeport.
Weather on scene was reported as 3-foot seas with 16 mph winds.