Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel near Port Isabel, Texas

Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft - Law Enforcement file photo

Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewmember Friday morning from a fishing vessel three miles southeast of Port Isabel, Texas.

At 8:22 a.m., the captain of the fishing vessel John Henry contacted Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders to report that a crewmember had suffered an injury to his head and was in need of medical assistance.

At 8:40 a.m. the injured crewmember was transferred to a Coast Guard Station South Padre Island small boat with a medical corpsman aboard.

The injured man was delivered to emergency medical services personnel who transported him to Valley Regional Medical Center where he was determined to be in stable condition.

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