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The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old male from an 800-foot tanker
approximately 225 miles off Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.
Guard District Eight watchstanders were notified by the captain of the tanker
vessel Chrysanthemum of a crewmember who was experiencing extreme abdominal
pain. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the
Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard
Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew were launched to
Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the patient and transferred him to awaiting
emergency medical services personnel at Ellington Airport in Houston where he
was reported in stable condition.