Coast Guard medevacs man with heart attack symptoms off Galveston

Air Station Houston's MH-65D helicopter crew hoists a rescue swimmer to an offshore supply vessel 5 miles off Galveston, Texas, to assess the condition of a man with heart attack symptoms March 28, 2015. They landed the helicopter to pickup the man and delivered him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston for treatment. U.S. Coast Guard video.HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew flew about 5 miles off Galveston to medevac a 49-year-old man suffering from heart attack symptoms Saturday morning.

The crew of the offshore supply vessel Normand Commander contacted the Coast Guard at 8:07 a.m. and reported the Filipino man’s chest pain and numbness in his arm. Coordinating with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, it was determined that the man needed to be medevaced immediately.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders sent an MH-65 Dolphin aircrew to recover the man. They arrived at 8:57 a.m. and lowered the rescue swimmer to the deck of the ship. After landing and picking the man up, they transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

He was reported to be in stable condition.

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