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Coast Guard rescue tanker vessel crewman near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard rescue tanker vessel crewman near Corpus Christi
Archive image: CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A rescue swimmer from Air Station Corpus Christi is hoisted back into an MH-65 (specifically HH-65C) Dolphin helicopter after conducting freefall deployment training, Aug. 9, 2007.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrew rescue (medevac) a 64-year-old man from a tanker vessel near Corpus Christi, Monday.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call at approximately 1 p.m. from the captain of the tanker vessel Laurentia Desgagnes requesting a medevac (medical evacuation) for a crew member reportedly experiencing low blood pressure and a high heart rate in the Corpus Christi Anchorage.

U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac as soon as possible.

Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) aircrew to assist.

A US Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi (Texas) MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue (medevac) a crew member from the tanker vessel Laurentia Desgagnes near Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 1, 2022.
The helicopter crew arrived on scene, safely hoisted the patient and took him to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi, in reportedly stable condition.
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The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew arrived on scene, deployed the rescue swimmer, lifted the patient safely and headed to land to transport the man. Once on land the Coast Guard Dolphin aircrew transferred the tanker vessel crewmember to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel awaiting at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi in apparently stable condition.

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