Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing vessel off South Padre Island

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a fishing vessel 50 miles offshore South Padre Island, Texas, Monday evening.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from a fishing vessel that a crewmember aboard required medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew arrived on scene and transferred the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island.


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