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Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 66 miles offshore Galveston
HOUSTON —The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old man approximately 66 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Monday night.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the cruise ship Carnival Dream stating a passenger aboard the vessel 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.
The Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted and transferred the patient along with a physician from the Carnival Dream to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Scholes International Airport.
Weather on scene was reported as 3-foot seas with 12 mph winds.