Archive image: Coast Guard Air Station Houston performs an area of responsibility formation flight over the Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas, March 11, 2022. The air station regularly conducts AOR runs to keep crews, familiar with the area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera.
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Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew and Response Boat—Small crew medevac a 50-year-old man from a tugboat near Chocolate Bayou, Texas, Thursday.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a report at 10:58 a.m. from the captain of the tug boat LCPL Phillip C. George stating a crew member aboard was unconscious and experiencing symptoms of diabetic shock.
The Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders consulted with the duty
flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter ( SRR) aircrew and Coast Guard Station Galveston 29-foot Response Boat–Small boat crew launched to assist in the medical evacuation operation.
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and Coast Guard Station Galveston 29-foot Response Boat–Small (RB-S) crew medevac a crew member from a tugboat near Chocolate Bayou, Texas, May 5, 2022. The rescue helicopter aircrew transported the ailing man to the University of University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, in stable condition. U.S. Coast Guard video by U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston and U.S. Coast Guard Station Galveston. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston. U.S. Coast Guard Heartland. Department of Homeland Security.
The Coast Guard Station Galveston
Response Boat—Small (RB-S) boat crew arrived on scene, administered first aid and assisted in bringing the unconscious crew member to the top deck to set up for a hoist.
MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew rendezvoused with the tugboat, hoisted the passenger and transferred him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.
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