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Coast Guard medevac crewmember 11 nm offshore Port Aransas

Coast Guard medevac crewmember 11 nm offshore Port Aransas
Archive image: Two MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter sit prepped and ready as the Coast Guard prepares for response efforts at Air Station Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 24, 2017.
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U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew mede­vac a 45-year-old crewmember from an oil tank­er 11 nautical miles offshore Port Arans­as, Texas, Saturday.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center watchstande­rs received a call at 4:23 p.m. from the crew of the Crudesu­n, an 820-foot oil tanker, stating a crew member was experie­ncing symptoms of a stroke. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air St­ation Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew was launched to conduct the medical evacuation.

Once on scene, the MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew deployed the rescue swimmer, hoist­ed the ailing man and transferred him to emergency medical service (EMS) personnel awaiting un CHRISTUS Spohn Hosp­ital in Corpus Chris­ti.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a medevac for a 45-year-old man experiencing symptoms of a stroke 11 nautical miles offshore Port Aransas, Texas, Nov. 19, 2022.
The oil tanker crewmember was hoisted and transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi in stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera.
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The patient was transferred in stable conditi­on.

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