HOUSTON — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew medevac a fisher Sunday from a fishing vessel 40 nautical miles southeast of Cameron, Louisiana.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a medical evacuation (medevac) request at 2:57 a.m. from the 85-foot fishing vessel Jonathan Boy II, stating a 60-year-old crew member was experiencing unconsciousness, clammy, pale skin, heavy breathing, and extreme fatigue.
The Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who immediately recommended the medical evacuation.
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65E Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew was launched to scene to conduct the medevac.
The MH-65E Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew reached the fishing vessel Jonathan Boy II, deployed the rescue swimmer, hoisted the ailing crew member and transferred him to emergency medical service personnel (EMS) waiting at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. The fishing vessel crew member was transferred in stable condition.
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