HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Wednesday from a bulk carrier vessel approximately 130 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.
Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a
medevac request at 7:27 p.m. Tuesday from the Lacta, a 646-foot bulk
carrier, stating a 20-year-old man aboard was experiencing complications
from high blood pressure. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.
Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to
conduct the medevac while a Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus
Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew launched to provide an
overflight and relay communications.
Dolphin crew rendezvoused with the carrier vessel, hoisted the man and
transferred him to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
in stable condition.