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WATCH: Coast Guard medivacs mariner off tanker near Galveston

Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard District 8
Posted at 8:56 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 21:56:34-05

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old male from a tanker vessel approximately seven miles offshore Galveston on Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medevac request at 11:50 a.m. from the captain of the tanker Willard J for a crewmember who was displaying symptoms of a heart attack.

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

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the mariner and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in stable condition.

Watch the operation here, video courtesy of U.S Coast Guard District 8:

U.S. Coast Guard video of medivac operation