Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship 180-miles off Galveston coast

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard medevaced a 52-year-old male off the Carnival cruise ship Conquest, approximately 180-miles southeast off the coast of Galveston, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.

Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a call from a crewmember of the Conquest at 7:36 p.m. reporting a male passenger suffering from acute stroke symptoms. Air Station Houston launched an HH-65C helicopter rescue crew to medevac the passenger, and Air Station Corpus Christi launched a Falcon jet to provide overflight coverage.

The rescue helicopter crew arrived on-scene and safely medevaced the 52-year-old male to Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas. The condition of the man is unknown.

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