Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner from a towing vessel approximately 28 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas, Friday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a mariner experiencing severe sickness. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Coast Guard Station Sabine 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched to the scene and transferred the patient to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Station Sabine.

The mariner was reported to be in stable condition.

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