Coast Guard PADET Texas
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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from an oil rig 88 miles off Freeport, Texas, Sunday.
Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders received a
notification at 5:46 a.m. that a 50-year-old oil rig crewman was
experiencing symptoms of cardiac arrest and needed medical assistance.
Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a
launched a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
crew to conduct the medevac and a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi
HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew to provide a cover flight.
helicopter crew landed aboard the oil rig, embarked the man and
transferred him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
The patient was reportedly in stable condition.