Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Houston

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 36-year-old mariner from a 28-foot recreational vessel near Galveston, Wednesday afternoon.

Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert after the vessel became disabled approximately 40 miles offshore, and a mariner aboard reportedly began exhibiting symptoms of extreme dehydration.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the mariner and transported him to awaiting University of Texas Medical Branch personnel at Scholes International Airport at Galveston. He was reported to be in stable condition.

The Coast Guard Cutter Beluga crew arrived on scene and transferred five additional mariners with no medical concerns to Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston.

The Coast Guard Cutter Tiger Shark crew arrived on scene and took the disabled vessel and three remaining mariners in tow.

Weather on scene was reported as 5-8 mph winds with 2-foot seas.


 

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