Coast Guard medevacs tanker crewmember near Brownsville, Texas

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old crewmember from a 575-foot tanker approximately 35 miles south of Brownsville, Texas, Friday evening.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for medevac from the captain of the tanker Alpine Link after a crewmember was reportedly suffering from symptoms of cardiac arrest. Watchstanders notified the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville.

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