CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin aircrew medevac a man from a tanker vessel 32 nautical miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas. Friday, March 17, 2023.
Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a medical evacuation request at 1:01 p.m., Friday from the captain of the tanker vessel Atlantic Loyalty stating a 33-year-old crew member was experiencing stroke-like symptoms.
The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who inmediately recommended the medevac.
A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65D Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew launched to conduct the medevac while an Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft aircrew launched to assist with communications and oversight.
The MH-65 Dolphin SRR helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and deployed the rescue swimmer who brought the ailing man aboard. Once the hoist operation was finished the tanker vessel crewmember was transported to land and transferred to emergency medical services personnel (EMS) awaiting at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi.
The man was reportedly in stable condition.
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