Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a 79-year-old
fisherman from a floating cabin near Corpus Christi, Friday evening.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a
request from a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden for the medevac
of a fisherman who was reportedly suffering from a back injury aboard a
floating cabin in Baffin Bay.
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on
scene, hoisted the fisherman and transported him to awaiting emergency medical
services personnel at Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi.
“Coordinated efforts with local partner agencies continue to remain vital to
the success of the search and rescue mission,” said Cmdr. Keith Pierre,
Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi SAR mission coordinator.
Weather on scene was reported as 34 mph winds with 3-foot seas.