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Press Release | June 29, 2024

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard medevacs man 28 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

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

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HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced an 28-year-old man who lost consciousness approximately 28 miles south of Galveston Inlet, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 at 9:45 a.m. from the captain aboard an 61-foot fishing boat stating a passenger lost consciousness.

Watchstanders 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 Galveston.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene and transported him to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in stable condition.

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