Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off Galveston

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man Tuesday afternoon, from a fishing boat 80 miles southeast of Galveston.

At 11:43 a.m., a crewmember of the fishing boat New Buccaneer contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a 44-year-old man aboard was suffering from multiple seizures.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 2:10 p.m. and hoisted the man from the boat.

At 2:53 p.m., the man was delivered to an awaiting ambulance at Scholes International Airport in Galveston.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.


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