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Coast Guard medevac man 20 nm off Sabine, Texas

Coast Guard medevac man 20 nm off Sabine, Texas
Archive image: The crew from the USCGC Mohawk (WMEC 913) refuels the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter deployed from Coast Guard Air Station Houston while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, June 17, 2022.
The MH-65 Dolphin can be fueled while its engines run, also known as “hot gassing” and if hovering helicopter in-flight refueling operations.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Fontenette.

HOUSTON​ —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue (medevac) a 29-year-old man approximately 20 nautical miles off Sabine, Texas, Wednesday.

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medical evacuation (medevac) request for a crew member aboard the tanker vessel Isabella stating the man was experiencing symptoms of appendicitis.

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

The watchstanders directed the launch of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue (medevac) a crew member from the tanker vessel Isabella 20 nautical miles off Sabine, Texas, July 6, 2022.
The MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, safely hoisted the patient and took him to Christus St. Catherine Hospital in Katy, Texas, in reportedly stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Houston.
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command.
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The rescue helicopter aircrew arrived on the scene, deployed the rescue swimmer, safely hoisted the patient and took him to Christus St. Catherine Hospital in Katy, Texas, in reportedly stable condition.

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