Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston, Texas

MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Houston

Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 23-year-old mariner from an 800-foot tanker near Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from a representative of the vessel tanker Eagle Louisiana of a crewmember who reportedly began exhibiting symptoms of heat exhaustion. Watchstanders notified the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew on a training mission was diverted to the scene. The mariner was hoisted and transported to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The mariner was reported to be in stable condition.

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