Coast Guard medevacs crewmember 5 miles offshore Sabine Pa

Published 5:49 pm Saturday, January 12, 2019

Special to The News

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 25-year-old man about five miles offshore of Sabine Pass on Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the motor vessel Caribe Cristina stating a crewmember aboard the vessel was in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon, who recommended the medevac.

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A Station Sabine Pass 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew was launched to the scene.

The crew of the RB-M transferred the crewmember to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Station Sabine Pass.

Weather on scene was reported as 2-foot seas with 12-mph winds.