CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew rescue (medevac) a fisherman from a fishing vessel, Jake M, 40 nautical miles off Baffin Bay, Texas.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a medical evacuation request via VHF-FM channel 16 at 5:23 a.m. from the fishing vessel The Jake M stating the vessel’s 58-year-old master was experiencing chest pains and an accelerated heart rate. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.
A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew immediately was launched to assist.
Upon arriving on scene, the MH-65 Dolphin SRR rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the ailing man from The Jake M and transported him to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital emergency medical services in Corpus Christi in stable condition.
«The crew on this vessel was well prepared for our arrival, which allowed for a timely transfer of the patient,» said Coast Guard Lt. Daniel Gillis, aircraft commander for the case. «We are glad we were able to quickly get this gentleman to the hospital for further medical care.»
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