Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from vessel near South Padre Island, Texas

A Sector/ Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew transfers a crewmember of a motor vessel to emergency medical services personnel at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas May 16, 2019. The crewmember was medevaced off the motor vessel Bow Gallant 35 miles northeast of South Padre Island, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard photo

A Sector/ Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew transfers a crewmember of a motor vessel to emergency medical services personnel at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas May 16, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from a vessel 35 miles northeast of South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a call from the captain of the motor vessel Bow Gallant stating that a crewmember was in need of medical assistance and required a medevac. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Sector/ Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched and medevaced the man to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Valley International Airport.

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