Coast Guard medevacs man who fell from railroad bridge

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Aircrews from Air Station Houston medevaced a man that fell 20 feet from a railroad bridge onto the rocks below near Highlands, Texas on Saturday, June 10. The man was stabilised and flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin aircrews from Air Station Houston medevacs a man that fell 20 feet from a railroad bridge onto the rocks below near Highlands, Texas on Saturday, June 10.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year-old man after his fall from a railroad bridge over the San Jacinto River, near Highlands, Saturday afternoon.

At 12:09 p.m., Highlands Park Emergency Medical Services contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a man walking on the bridge had fallen 20 feet onto the rocks below and they needed help getting him out of the remote location.

A Highlands EMT walked a mile to reach the man’s location and then stabilized him. A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 1:19 p.m. and medevaced the man to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

The man is reported to be in stable condition.

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