HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man approximately 34
miles offshore of Freeport, Texas, Friday afternoon.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from a
charter fishing vessel stating that a passenger was experiencing symptoms
of a heart attack and was in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders
consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched
to the scene, where the helicopter crew hoisted and transferred the mariner to
Brazosport Medical Center in Freeport.
Weather on-scene was reported as 3-foot seas and 13 mph winds.