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Coast Guard MH-65 medevac injured crewman 16 nm of Galveston

Coast Guard MH-65 medevac injured crewman 16 nm of Galveston
Archive image: A Coast Guard rescue swimmer from Air Station Houston dangles from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a demonstration at the Maritime & Logistics Youth Expo at San Jacinto Maritime Technology & Training Center in La Porte, Texas, April 29, 2022.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Corinne Zilnicki.

HOUSTON​ —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew medevac an​ injured​ crewman from a bulk carrier vessel 16 nautical miles south of Galveston, Texas, Monday.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medical evacuation (medevac) request at 7:02​ p.m. from the captain of the 643-foot bulk carrier Tai Star stating a 20-year-old crewman had injured his hand in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage.

The U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who inmediately recommended a medical evacuation.

A​ U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew was launched to conduct the medevac.

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists an injured crewman from the bulk carrier Tai Star 16 nautical miles offshore Galveston, Texas, Oct. 17, 2022.
The captain of the Tai Star called U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders at 7:02 p.m. and notified them a 20-year-old crewman injured his hand while working on deck.
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The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew arrived on scene, deployed the rescue swimmer and hoisted the man. Once onboard the rescue helicopter crew headed to land to transport and transfer the patient to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The injured cremember was reportedly in stable condition.

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