CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevac a crewmember from the offshore support vessel Citation approximately seven miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, Thursday afternoon.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for medevac for a 45-year-old male who was experiencing arm pain and shortness of breath. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac and immediately launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew to scene.
«We are grateful we were able to get the mariner to the medical attention he needed,» said Lt. Jake Conrad, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin aircraft commander. «It was a team effort between both crews involved.»
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched to the scene and hoisted the crewmember from the vessel. The patient was transported to EMS of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christ – Shoreline.