The Coast Guard medevaced a jet skier in Bastrop Bay near Galveston, Texas,
Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the
Brazoria County Sheriff's Office of a jet ski accident, involving two
individuals, that had resulted in an injured 51-year-old man.
good Samaritan had assisted the jet skiers and notified local authorities
that they were in need of medical assistance. Two Gulf Coast Rescue Squad boat
crews and paramedics had responded and were on-scene evaluating the
consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched to
the scene, hoisted the patient and transferred him to the University of
Texas Medical Branch Hospital in Galveston.
jet skier, a 20-year-old woman, was reported to have no injuries and was
transferred, along with the two jet skis, by Gulf Coast Rescue Squad boat crews
to the San Luis Pass Boat Ramp in Freeport.