Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Sabine Pass, Texas

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner from a tug-barge approximately four miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a 63-year-old man experiencing breathing difficulties. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Sabine 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew. The Station Sabine boat crew arrived on scene and transferred the patient to Station Sabine where the mariner was reported to be in stable condition.

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