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Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Sabine Pass

SABINE PASS — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a mariner from a towing vessel approximately 28 miles south of Sabine Pass on Friday, Coast Guard officials say.

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a mariner experiencing severe sickness.

The duty flight surgeon recommended the medevac to the watchstanders.

A Coast Guard Station Sabine Response Boat-Medium boat crew was launched to the scene and transferred the patient to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Station Sabine.

The mariner was reported to be in stable condition.