Coast Guard Medevac’s Man Near Matagorda Jetties

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard medevaced a man 13 miles southeast of the Matagorda jetties Monday night.

Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor, Texas, received a mayday from the ocean survey vessel Brutus at approximately 5:30 p.m., reporting that a crewmember onboard was suffering severe chest pains and difficulty breathing. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi crews launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter to help.

The helicopter crew hoisted the 70-year-old man from the Brutus and flew to the Calhoun County Airport, where emergency medical personnel were waiting. The man was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca, Texas.

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