Coast Guard coordinates assistance for man suffering from possible stroke

Coast Guard 8th District NewsCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a possible stroke victim near Mud Island, Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas received a telephone call at approximately 3:00 p.m., reporting that a wade fisherman was suffering from a possible stroke. A good Samaritan responded to an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and took the man onboard his vessel to meet with Station Port Aransas personnel.

Coast Guard Station Port Aransas launched a 25-foot Response Boat-Small, and crew to meet with the good Samaritan and his pleasure craft near the Liddy Ann Channel at approximately 3:15 p.m. After coordinating with Port Aransas and Aransas Pass Police Departments, arrangements were made for local EMS to meet the vessel at Conn Brown Harbor. The Coast Guard escorted the vessel to Conn Brown Harbor where the patient was transferred to EMS for transport to Spohn Memorial Hospital.

“The vigilance of the assisting mariner, and the cooperation with other agencies, helped this to be a successful case,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Garza, officer of the day at Station Port Aransas.

The Coast Guard would like to encourage mariners to always have a two-way radio and monitor channel 16.

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