Coast Guard 8th District Public Affairs Detachment Texas
8th District Public
Affairs Detachment Texas
Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel crewmember near Freeport,
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 57 year-old-man from a
fishing vessel approximately 26 miles south of Freeport, Texas, Saturday night.
Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request for a medevac from
the captain of the 68-foot fishing vessel Anna after a crewmember was
reportedly suffering from seizure-like symptoms. Watchstanders notified the
duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Station
Freeport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew arrived on scene to
assist. Due to weather conditions and fishing nets rigged on the vessel, the
crewmember was transferred to the Freeport boat crew and taken to Station
The Air Station Houston aircrew transported the crewmember from Station
Freeport to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he
was last reported in stable condition.