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Press Release | Sept. 3, 2023

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 10 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

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

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VIDEO AVAILABLE: HOUSTON— The Coast Guard medevaced one man who was injured while fishing approximately 10 miles south of Freeport, Texas, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a phone call at 8:55 a.m. from the mother of a 21-year-old man aboard a 50-foot sport fisher stating her son sustained lacerations while recreationally fishing offshore.

Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched to assist. 

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 10:25 a.m., hoisted the injured man, and transported him to St. Luke’s Health - Brazosport Hospital in Lake Jackson, Texas.

He was last reported to be in stable condition.

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