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Coast Guard MH-65 crew medevac man from tugboat 65 nm off Galveston, Tx

Coast Guard MH-65 crew medevac man from tugboat 65 nm off Galveston, Tx
Archive image: Members of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston and the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Stone (WMSL 758) wheel an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter across the Stone’s flight deck off Florida’s coast on Dec. 30, 2020.
The MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter was sheltered in the Stone’s hangar before heading south on its first patrol.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower.

HOUSTON​ —​ The Coast Guard aircrews medevac a 60-year-old mariner from a tugboat approximately 65 nautical miles off Galveston, Texas, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call at about 4 p.m. from the 116-foot tugboat Leigh Ann Moran stating a crew member was ailing and disoriented. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medical evacuation.

An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane aircrew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, launched to assist in the emergency.

Coast Guard MH-65 crew medevac man from tugboat 65 nm off Galveston, Tx
Archive image: Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi received its first of three HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, June 12, 2014.
This marks the beginning to the modernization of the Coast Guard’s medium range fixed wing maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue (SAR) fleet in South Texas.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston photo.

The MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and brought him to Scholes International Airport. Emergency medical services then transported the patient to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.

An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, monitors the medevac of an ailing, disoriented tugboat crewmember approximately 65 nautical miles off Galveston, Texas, Aug. 2, 2021.
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Texas, hoisted the man and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at Scholes International Airport.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi video.

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