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Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a towing vessel approximately 30 miles off the coast of Sabine, Monday.

Watchstanders at Sector Houston-Galveston received a report at 7:22 p.m. that a man aboard the Miss Lis, a 69-foot towing vessel, was suffering from chest pains.  Air Station Houston launched an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew to the scene at  8:51 p.m. The crew successfully hoisted the man off the Miss Lis and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The man's condition is unknown.

"The watchstanders here respond to a variety of cases," said Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Medina, an operations specialist with Sector Houston-Galveston. "It is really gratifying knowing that the hard work and long hours we log everyday translates into helping save lives."






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