Coast Guard Station Port Aransas crew assists man suffering from chest pain

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Coast Guard Station Port Aransas responded to the report of a man suffering from chest pains, Sunday.

A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi received a call at approximately 4:30 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the motor vessel Dolphin Express reporting that a 50 year-old male on the fishing charter was complaining of chest pains and tingling arms. The Coast Guard launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Port Aransas to the vessel’s reported location, which was approximately 37 miles off the Port Aransas coast.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene and transferred the man from the Dolphin Express to the RB-M. The Coast Guard RB-M arrived at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas where EMS then transported the man to Bay Area Hospital in Corpus Christi.

“Heart complications are unpredictable and scary, and we are glad that we were able to help this man get medical attention quickly,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeremy Peoples, a coxswain at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas.

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