Coast Guard Medevacs Family of Three

HOUSTON – The Coast Guard medevaced a family of three, including an 11-year-old boy, today from the Intracoastal Waterway near High Island, Texas.

A watchstander a Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received a call for help over the radio at 4:45 p.m. The family was disoriented and complained that their bodies felt like they were slowing down. When asked, they could not remember their birthdays or weight.

Coast Guard Air Station Houston crews launched an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter to assist. They arrived at the boat at 5:35 p.m. and quickly hoisted the family into the helicopter. The family was then brought to Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston.

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