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United States Coast Guard
News Release
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Coast Guard medevacs crew member near Galveston, Texas


HOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 55-year-old crew member from a tanker near Galveston, Texas, early Wednesday morning.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request for assistance from the captain of the motor tanker NS Commander reporting a crew member was suffering from chest pains.  Due to concerns with high winds and seas, along with the duty flight surgeon recommendation of a medevac, watchstanders requested the launch of a helicopter aircrew.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston hoisted the crewman and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. He was reported to be in stable condition. 

Weather on scene was reported as winds 26 mph and 6-8-foot seas.

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