Coast Guard Medevacs Rig Crewman

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a rig crewman Thursday afternoon after he was crushed between two pipes.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday, crewmembers from the rig Mustang Island 803 called the Coast Guard reporting that another crewman had received serious injuries while working on board.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi dispatched an HH-65C Dolpin helicopter crew to medevac the injured crewman. The helicopter crew hoisted the crewman and transported him to Spohn Memorial Medical Center in Corpus Christi.

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