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Coast Guard medevac crewmember 225 miles off Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevac crewmember 225 miles off Galveston, Texas. MH-65 Dolphin
Archive image: an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Houston conducts rescue basket hoist training in the Gulf of Mexico, near Freeport, Texas, March 16, 2007.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Adam Eggers.

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard medevac a 28-year-old male from an 800-foot tanker vessel, Chrysanthemum, approximately 225 miles off Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.

The U.S. Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders were notified by the captain of the tanker vessel Chrysanthemum of a crewmember who was experiencing extreme abdominal pain. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

Coast Guard medevac crewmember 225 miles off Galveston, Texas. MH-65 Dolphin
Archive image: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tracy Surber, of Coast Guard Air Station Houston, practices rescue basket hoisting to complete her qualifications as flight mechanic.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Adam Eggers.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew were launched to the scene.

The MH-65 Dolphin SRR rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the patient and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel at Ellington Airport in Houston where he was reported in stable condition.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoists a 28-year-old male from the 800-foot tanker Chrysanthemum approximately 225 miles offshore Galveston, Texas, Sept. 29, 2020.
The patient was experiencing extreme abdominal pain and was transferred to awaiting emergency response personnel at Ellington Airport in Houston where he was reported in stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

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