Coast Guard medevacs crewman from frieghter near Port O’Connor, Texas

29 MayportCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 27-year-old man from freight ship about 6 miles offshore in the Matagorda Anchorage Saturday morning.

At about 9:20 a.m., the crew of the vessel Borag called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and stated the chief master had been experiencing blurry vision, headaches and vomiting since suffering a fall Friday.

Watchstanders launched a boat crew aboard a Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor 29-foot response boat with an EMT trained Coast Guardsman to respond.

The man was taken onto the response boat and back to Station Port O’Connor where he was transferred to local EMS who took him to Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca.

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