Coast Guard medevacs chief master after fall

The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 27-year-old man from a freight ship about six miles offshore in the Matagorda Anchorage on Saturday morning.

At about 9:20 a.m., the crew of the vessel Borag called Sector Corpus Christi watch standers and stated the chief master had been experiencing blurry vision, headaches and vomiting since suffering a fall Friday.

Watch standers launched a boat crew aboard a Station Port O'Connor 29-foot response boat with an EMT-trained Coast Guardsman to respond.

The man was taken onto the response boat and back to Station Port O'Connor, where he was transferred to local EMS who took him to Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca.

By Professional Mariner Staff