Coast Guard medevacs man from towing vessel near Galveston

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium  file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester/Released)

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester.

HOUSTON — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a man from a tow vessel in the Houston Ship Channel between Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula Saturday.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., the crew of the tow vessel Heath contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston Galveston watchstanders and requested a medevac for a crew member who had experienced a seizure.

Coast Guard Station Galveston sent a boat crew to recover the man. They brought him back to shore, where he was transferred to EMS and on to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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