Coast Guard aircrew medevacs 59-year-old stroke victim

D8 Logo
HOUSTON – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 59-year-old man from a tanker 12 miles off Galveston, Thursday.

The agent for the 577-foot tanker contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston at 11:15 a.m., reporting that a crewmember was suffering stroke-like symptoms.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew R. Wilson, a rescue swimmer, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyson G. St. John, a flight mechanic, offload a possible stroke victim from an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, Thursday. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew R. Wilson and Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyson G. St. John offload a possible stroke victim at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter medevaced the man to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

“Everything went super smooth,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Wilson, the helicopter’s rescue swimmer. “Everything we do is standardized, so when it’s time to go, we go.”

“The crew of the tanker was phenomenal,” said Lt. Jeremy Loeb, the helicopter pilot. “They set their course properly and made it incredibly easy for us to conduct the rescue.”

Click the photo to see more pictures

Related Posts

Comments are closed.