Coast Guard medevacs man 10 miles south of South Padre Island

HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a cargo tanker 10 miles south of South Padre Island, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Sector Corpus Christi received a report at approximately 12 a.m. that a 40-year-old male aboard the motor tanker Ballad was experiencing extreme abdominal pain .

A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew were launched at approximately 6:47 a.m. The crew successfully hoisted the man off the Ballad and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville.

The crew member’s condition is unknown.

US Coast Guard video by Air Station Corpus Christi

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