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Fisherman medevaced from floating cabin in Baffin Bay

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CORPUS CHRISTI -

A fisherman is recovering after being evacuated by helicopter from a floating cabin in Baffin Bay.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi responded Friday evening after reports came in from Texas Parks and Wildlife that a fisherman was suffering from a back injury aboard a floating cabin in Baffin Bay.

"Coodinated efforts with local partner agencies continue to remain vital to the success of the search and rescue mission," explained Cmdr. Keith Pierre, Search and Rescue mission coordinator with Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter responded, hoisting the 79-year-old fisherman from the cabin before transporting him to emergency medical personnel at Sector Corpus Christi.

Wind at the scene was reported at 34 mph with around 3-foot swells on the water.

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