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Coast Guard MH-65 crew medevac man from tanker vessel off Galveston, Tx

Coast Guard MH-65 crew medevac man from tanker vessel off Galveston, Tx
Archive image: Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Stone (WMSL 758) Capt. Adam Morrison oversees a Coast Guard helicopter’s sheltering in the Stone’s hangar off the coast of Florida on Dec. 30, 2020.
The helicopter and its crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston supported the Stone during its first patrol in the South Atlantic.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower.

HOUSTON​ — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew medevac man from a tanker vessel approximately 11 nautical miles off Galveston, Texas, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call at approximately 9 a.m. from the tanker vessel Coral Furcata stating a 48-year-old male crew member was experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who​ recommended a medevac.

A Coast​ Guard Station Galveston 45-foot Response BoatMedium crew launched with emergency medical services (EMS) personnel aboard to assist.

The boat crew arrived on scene but was unable to conduct a transfer because the ailing crew member was no longer ambulatory. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew diverted to assist.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoists a 48-year-old male experiencing stroke-like symptoms aboard a tanker vessel 11 miles off Galveston, Texas, July 21, 2021.
The aircrew transported the mariner to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston video.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the crew member and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.

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