Coast Guard medevacs man from barge 22 miles south of Cameron

Published 4:48 pm Monday, April 17, 2023

Special to the American Press

The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a barge on Monday 22 miles south of Cameron.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a medevac request relay from Coast Guard District Eight at 6:45 a.m. stating a 42-year-old crew member aboard the Super Chief, a 260-foot offshore pipe laying barge, was experiencing seizures. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended a medevac.

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A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to conduct the medevac.

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