Coast Guard medevacs mariner 10 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old mariner from a tanker vessel approximately 10 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call at approximately 11 a.m. from the tanker vessel Prism Agility stating a mariner was having trouble breathing. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to assist.

The Dolphin crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in stable condition.


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