CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guardmedevac a crew member Saturday from a fishing vessel, Thai Express, 9 nautical miles off San José Island, Texas.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a medevac request via VHF-FM channel 16 at 11:41 a.m. from the fishing vessel Thai Express stating a crew member had fallen and sustained a head injury and a broken arm. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medical evacuation.
«Multiple Coast Guard assets worked together to ensure this injured mariner was taken to the nearest higher-level care,» said Lt. j.g. Lester Fink, MH-65 Dolphin helicopter co-pilot during the medevac. «It’s truly inspirational knowing our crews can swiftly respond and cooperatively execute a medical evacuation such as this.»