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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced one boater whose vessel hit a jetty near Galveston, Texas, Sunday.
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a phone call from a good Samaritan at 1:31 a.m. stating a 27-foot pleasure craft ran aground on the North Jetty with two men aboard, both of whom were injured.
Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Galveston and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston.
The helicopter crew arrived on scene and hoisted one man who had sustained lacerations and a leg injury. The helicopter crew transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in stable condition. Galveston County emergency medical services personnel escorted the other boater off the jetty on foot and transported him to UTMB Galveston in stable condition.
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