Coast Guard medevacs diabetic man from charter boat off South Padre Island, Texas

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

USCG File Photo

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man Saturday from a charter boat about 30 miles east of Arroyo City.

At 11:19 a.m., the charter boat Thunderbird operator contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report that a 40-year-old diabetic man had been going in and out of consciousness and was in need of medical attention.

A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin aircrew arrived on scene at noon and medevaced the diabetic man to Valley Baptist Medical Center. A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island boat crew also arrived on scene to provide assistance.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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