Coast Guard medevac mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevac mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas. MH-65 Dolphin. Air Station Houston.
Archive image: a rescue swimmer and crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston go over the final safety checklists during a training flight in Galveston, Texas.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Adam Eggers.

HOUSTON —​ A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately 35 miles offshore of Freeport, Texas, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the tanker vessel Tosna Star of a 36-year-old man who was experiencing shortness of breath.​ Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.​ An Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew was launched to the scene.

Coast Guard medevac mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas. MH-65 Dolphin. Air Station Houston.
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevac a 36-year-old crewmember from a tanker vessel approximately 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, July 30, 2020. The crewmember was transferred to awaiting emergency services personnel and was reported to be in stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew over the scene hoisted and transferred the​ crewmember​ to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

The crewmember was reported to be in stable condition.

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