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Coast Guard rescue missing fisherman near Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard rescues missing fisherman near Galveston MH-65 Dolphin Houston
Archive image: an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Houston sits on the tarmac after a heavy rain as another Dolphin takes off on a patrol flight.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Adam Eggers.

HOUSTON​ —​ A Coast​ Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue a missing fisherman near the Bolivar Peninsula​ in​ Galveston, Texas,​ Wednesday.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were​ notified by the​ Galveston County Sheriff’s Office of a​ 72-year-old man who had gone missing while flounder fishing with two other individuals.​

Archive image: a Coast Guard MH-65 Doplhin helicopter from Air Station Houston conducts rescue basket hoist training Wednesday.
The rescue helicopter lowered and rasied their basket to crew members on a 47-foot motor life boat from Station Galveston over 10 times during the training.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Schuhlein.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew, a Station Galveston Response BoatSmall boat crew and a Station Galveston Response Boat-Medium boat crew were launched to the scene.

Once on scene the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew successfully located and hoisted the fisherman, who was​ experiencing symptoms of disorientation and dehydration, and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.


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