Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel Captain John in Gulf of Mexico

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 36-year-old man off a fishing vessel 50 miles southeast of Galveston Saturday afternoon.

At 11:20 a.m., the captain of the fishing vessel Captain John contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston watchstanders to report that a passenger was experiencing numbness in his left arm and chest pains.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 12:45 p.m. and medevaced the man to University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston at 1:12 p.m.

The man’s condition is unknown.

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