U.S. Coast Guard medevacs OSV crew member

U.S. Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a 45-year-old man from an offshore supply vessel (OSV), 14 miles off the Texas Point Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday morning.

The Coast Guard said on Wednesday that, at approximately 7:45 a.m., the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received a report from the 120-foot OSV Poppa John stating a crewmember fell and broke a leg and an arm and was in ‘extreme pain.’

Coast Guard Station Sabine launched a 45-foot response boat crew with an emergency medical technician (EMT) aboard to meet the vessel as it got closer to shore.

Once the man was transferred to the response boat, he was taken to Station Sabine where the emergency medical service was waiting.

According to the Coast Guard, the man was reported in stable condition.

To latest AIS data shows the offshore vessel left Cameron on Tuesday and is supposed to arrive at Lake Charles Anchorage later today. Currently, the OSV is located a few miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico near Cameron.

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