Coast Guard medevacs man from boat off Sabine Pass

Published 10:49 am Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 45-year-old man from an offshore supply vessel, 14 miles off the Texas Point Wildlife Refuge Wednesday morning.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders got a report around 7:45 .m. from the 120-foot boat, Poppa John, saying a crew member fell and broke a leg and an arm and was experience extreme pain, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.

Watchstanders launched a Station Sabine 45-foot response boat crew with an EMT aboard to meet the vessel as it got closer to shore.

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Once the man was transferred to the response boat, he was taken to Station Sabine where EMS was waiting.

He was reported in stable condition.