US Coast Guard Medevacs Mariner near Sabine, Texas

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The US Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man off a tanker approximately 27 miles south of Sabine, Texas on Tuesday.

USCG Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the 800-foot tanker Eagle Texas for the medevac of a crewmember who was reportedly suffering from symptoms of a cardiac arrest. Watchstanders notified the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and transported the crewmember to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. The mariner was reported in stable condition.

(Source: Coast Guard News)

Sea News, June 14