Coast Guard medevacs diver 57 miles off Galveston

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew transfers a diver suffering from possible decompression sickness to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center personnel in Houston, Texas, Sep. 8, 2019. The diver was reported to be in stable condition. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston)

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew transfers a diver suffering from possible decompression sickness to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center personnel in Houston, Texas, Sep. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston)

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a diver from a recreational vessel 57 miles offshore Galveston, Texas, Sunday.

At 2:58 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that a 53-year-old man aboard a recreational vessel was suffering from possible decompression sickness.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene.

The Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted and transferred the diver to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

The diver was reported to be in stable condition.


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