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Coast Guard transports deputy due to heat exhaustion

Coast Guard medevacs man near Oso Creek in Corpus Christi
Posted at 8:05 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 09:05:15-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — The Coast Guard transported a deputy to a hospital after he experienced heat exhaustion.

The incident happened near Oso Creek Tuesday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi command center watchstanders said they received a medevac request at 4:50 p.m. from the Department of Public Safety for a deputy experiencing symptoms of heat exhaustion in an area unreachable by local EMS due to brush surroundings.

A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to assist.

The Dolphin crew arrived at the scene, hoisted the man, and safely transported him to awaiting EMS in a nearby clearing.

"We are very happy we were able to help our agency partners and get the officer the medical care he needed," said Lt. Dan Gillis, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi aircraft commander. "All of the firefighters and law enforcement officers on scene worked seamlessly with our crew to accomplish this mission."