Coast Guard medevacs 24-year-old male from tanker off Galveston coast

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard medevaced a 24-year-old male off the tanker SR Wilmington, 12-nautical miles south of Galveston, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call at 4:28 p.m. from the tanker reporting that a crewmember had been severely shocked and required emergency medical attention.

The Coast Guard immediately launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 rescue helicopter crew to medevac the man.

The crewmember was transported to Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston.

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