Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from motor vessel

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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
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May 14, 2018

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from motor vessel


NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 59-year-old male from a motor vessel near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Sunday. 

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 10:38 p.m. Sunday from the master of the motor vessel Asphalt Sailor about a Russian crewmember who was reported experiencing symptoms of heart arrhythmia.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to medevac the crewmember.

The boatcrew successfully embarked the patient and transferred him in good condition to emergency services waiting at Station Dauphin Island.