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WATCH: Coast Guard medevaced crewmember off Port Aransas shore

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Posted at 11:06 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 00:24:34-04

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured tanker crewmember offshore of Port Aransas, Wednesday afternoon.

The medevac happened at tanker Cap Guillaume, which is about 39 miles offshore Port Aransas.

The captain of the Cap Guillaume told Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders that a crewmember had suffered an arm injury. Those watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.

The crewsmember was airlifted into the chopper safely then transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline.

"The ship’s crew was well prepared for our arrival, which expedited the hoist," said Lt. Chris Zink, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 aircraft commander. "We were glad we could get the crewmember to the hospital quickly so he could receive the medical attention he needed."

He was reported to be in stable condition.

You can watch the video here.