Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Espiritu Santo Bay, Texas

Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan.

Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner near Espiritu Santo Bay, Texas, Tuesday evening.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report that a 57-year-old mariner had been bitten by a snake while mooring his sailing vessel for the night.

A Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew arrived on scene and transferred the mariner to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at The Sanctuary at Costa Grande near Port O’Connor.

The mariner was reported to be in stable condition.

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