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Coast Guard medevacs man from oil tanker near Port Aransas

US Coast Guard
Posted at 8:50 AM, Nov 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-21 09:50:18-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On Saturday, the Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man from an oil tanker just 11 miles offshore of Port Aransas, Texas.

"Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a call at 4:23 p.m. from the crew of the Crudesun, an 820-foot oil tanker, stating a crew member was experiencing symptoms of a stroke," said officials.

A duty flight surgeon recommended a medevac, and the Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched.

According to officials, crews transferred the man to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi in stable condition.