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Press Release | April 24, 2023

Coast Guard medevacs 1 from fishing vessel off Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard PADET Texas - Office: (281) 464-4810 / After Hours: (832) 293-1293

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from a fishing vessel approximately 30 miles southeast of Port Aransas, Texas, Monday. 

Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a medevac request at 3:45 a.m. stating a deckhand aboard the Southern Gale, a 38-foot commercial fishing vessel, was experiencing chest pains and difficulty breathing. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.

A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to conduct the medevac.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline in stable condition.

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