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Coast Guard medevacs stroke victim off Galveston Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew R. Wilson, a rescue swimmer, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyson G. St. John, a flight mechanic, offload a possible stroke victim from an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The man was medevaced from a tanker 12 miles off Galveston after his condition was reported. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick.

HOUSTON – A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 59-year-old man from a tanker 12 miles off Galveston, Thursday.

The agent for the 577-foot tanker contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston at 11:15 a.m., reporting that a crewmember was suffering stroke-like symptoms.

An Air Station Houston aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter medevaced the man to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

"Everything went super smooth," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Wilson. "Everything we do is standardized, so when it's time to go, we go."

"The crew of the tanker was phenomenal," said Lt. Jeremy Loeb, the helicopter pilot. "They set their course properly and made it incredibly easy for us to conduct the rescue."


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Date Taken:09.05.2013

Date Posted:09.05.2013 16:15

Location:GALVESTON, TX, USGlobe

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