An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Press Release | May 24, 2024

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Sabine, Texas

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

Editors' Note: Click here to download video.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man who sustained an injury aboard a sailboat approximately 10 miles south of Sabine, Texas, on Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a relay from Vessel Traffic Services Port Arthur personnel at 10:01 p.m., stating that a tanker crewman witnessed two adults waving for help aboard a 45-foot sailboat.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston and a 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Sabine.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene at 11:18 p.m. and embarked the boaters, one of whom sustained a lower body injury. The helicopter crew then hoisted the man and transported him to Ellington Field and into the care of emergency medical services personnel. 

For more information follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.