Coast Guard Transports Injured Man to Hospital

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard rescued a 49 year old man suffering from a head injury 10 miles East of Port Aransas, Texas while working aboard the motor vessel Sagis Yarrow yesterday evening.

The crew of a HH-65 helicopter from CG Air Station Corpus Christi hoisted the patient from the Sagis Yarrow while maintaining a hover 125 feet above the vessel. The crew of a CG rescue boat from Station Port Aransas, Texas also responded and provided assistance with the hoist.

The man’s injury caused him to loose consciousness and became unresponsive. The rescue swimmer from the helicopter was lowered to the Sagis Yarrow and determined the patient’s condition to be critical. The injured man was flown to Spohn Memorial Hospital and was treated in route by the CG helicopter’s rescue swimmer.

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