Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel crewmember near Port Aransas, Texas

A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station MH-65 Dolphin aircrew transports a 53-year-old man to awaiting emergency medical services personnel Aug. 9, 2018. The man was reportedly suffering from severe abdominal pains and requested medical attention. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland

A Coast Guard Sector/Air Station MH-65 Dolphin aircrew transports a 53-year-old man to awaiting emergency medical services personnel Aug. 9, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 57 year-old-man from an 87-foot fishing vessel approximately 17 miles southeast of Port Aransas, Texas, Thursday afternoon.

Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request for a medevac from the captain of the fishing vessel Captain H.W. after a crewmember was reportedly suffering from abdominal pains. Watchstanders notified the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, hoisted the crewmember and transported him to the airfield at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi. Awaiting emergency medical services personnel received the man and transported him to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline.

 

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