Coast Guard medevacs mariner 34 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man approximately 34 miles offshore of Freeport, Texas, Friday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from a charter fishing vessel stating that a passenger was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack and was in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene, where the helicopter crew hoisted and transferred the mariner to Brazosport Medical Center in Freeport.

Weather on-scene was reported as 3-foot seas and 13 mph winds.

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