Coast Guard medevacs man with chest pains near Sabine

Coast Guard District 8 NewsHOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a towing vessel approximately 30 miles off the coast of Sabine, Monday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at 7:22 p.m. that a man aboard the Miss Lis, a 69-foot towing vessel, was suffering from chest pains. Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to the scene at 8:51 p.m. The crew successfully hoisted the man off the Miss Lis and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The man’s condition is unknown.

“The watchstanders here respond to a variety of cases,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Medina, an operations specialist with Sector Houston-Galveston. “It is really gratifying knowing that the hard work and long hours we log everyday translates into helping save lives.”

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