The Coast Guard medevaced a crew member from the 177 ft Ryan Marine Services offshore support vessel RMS Citation approximately seven miles offshore Corpus Christi, Texas, Thursday afternoon.
Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watch standers received a request for medevac for a 45-year-old male who was experiencing arm pain and shortness of breath. Watch standers consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.
“We are grateful we were able to get the mariner to the medical attention he needed,” said Lt. Jake Conrad, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 aircraft commander. “It was a team effort between both crews involved.”
A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched to the scene and hoisted the crew member from the vessel. The patient was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christ – Shoreline.