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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 130 miles off Galveston, Texas
News Release
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman from a fishing vessel approximately 130 miles south of Galveston Tuesday afternoon.

Eighth District watschstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal and Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders overheard multiple maydays from the 70-foot shrimping vessel Plata Cruz reporting that one of its crewmembers was suffering from severe stomach pains. A second fishing vessel arrived on scene to help relay communications to watchstanders. 

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin aircrew was launched and transported the man to Scholes International Airport where he was met by awaiting emergency medical services personnel.

The man was transported to University of Texas Medical Branch.

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