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Coast Guard medevac man 20 miles of Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard medevac tanker vessel crew member 20 nm of Sabine, Texas
Archive image: HOUSTON – A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.
Air Station Houston is responsibile for an area that stretches from Lake Charles, La., to Freeport, Texas, conducting missions, training and patrols within that area.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mario Romero.

HOUSTON​ —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a crew member Wednesday from a tanker vessel 20 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a medevac request at 12:17 p.m. from the vessel agent of the 980-foot tanker vessel Tenergy, stating a 40-year-old crew member aboard was experiencing numbness, shortness of breath and an elevated heart rate.

The Coast Guard watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) crew launched to conduct the medical evacuation.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevac a crew member aboard the tanker vessel Tenergy 20 nautical miles south of Sabine, Texas, April 13, 2022.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a medevac request for the crew member who was experiencing numbness, shortness of breath and elevated vitals.
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The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew rendezvoused with the Tenergy, hoisted the ailing crew member and transferred him to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas, in stable condition.

«These situations are all about getting the person to a higher level of care as safely and quickly as possible,» said Lt. Cmdr. Trish Elliston, search and rescue mission coordinator.​ «The Air Station Houston helicopter crew did an astounding job ensuring the crew member was transported to the nearest​ hospital for medical care

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