CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevac a 54-year-old crew member from the Hoover-Diana oil platform, approximately 150 nautical miles east of Corpus Christi, Thursday.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday from personnel on the Hoover-Diana oil platform stating a crew member was experiencing a cardiac event. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended the medical evacuation.
An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi and an MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched to assist.
The MH-65 Dolphin crew arrived on scene, landed on the oil rig and brought the patient aboard. The crew transferred him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.
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