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USCG helicopter crew airlift distressed man from OSV off Texas

USCG helicopter crew airlift distressed man from OSV off Texas

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A US Coast Guard helicopter crew successfully evacuated a man in distress from an offshore supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico.

The OSV Brutus called USCG for help when the 67-year-old man, a diabetic, was exhibiting significant confusion, possible indication of having suffered a stroke.

In response, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was dispatched from Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi to the vessel which was about 40 miles southeast of Port O’Connor on the Gulf coast between Galveston and Corpus Christi.

The medevac’d man was taken to taken to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Shoreline where he was listed in critical condition.

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Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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