HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevac a man Wednesday from a bulk carrier vessel approximately 130 nm southeast of Galveston, Texas.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a medevac request at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday from the Lacta, a 646-foot bulk carrier, stating a 20-year-old man aboard was experiencing complications from high blood pressure.
The Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who immediately recommended the medevac (medical evacuation).
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew launched to conduct the medevac while a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew launched to provide an overflight and relay communications.
The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew rendezvoused with the carrier vessel, hoisted the man and transferred him to the emergency medical service (EMS) personnel awaiting at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.
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