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Public Safety News
United States Coast Guard
News Release
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Coast Guard medevacs diver 50 miles southeast of Galveston

HOUSTON The Coast Guard medevaced a man early Sunday morning from a dive charter vessel 50 miles southeast of Galveston.

At 8:20 a.m., a crewmember of the dive charter vessel Fling contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a 54-year-old man aboard the vessel was suffering from possible decompression sickness.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene at 9:55 a.m. and hoisted the man from the vessel.

At 10:51 a.m. the man was delivered to Mainland Medical Center.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.




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