Coast Guard medevacs fisherman from vessel near Texas City

- The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman after he was stuck in the head by gear aboard a 44-foot fishing vessel near Texas City, officials say.

According to the Coast Guard, on Thursday morning Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request for a medevac from a crew member aboard the Donnie J after the captain was injured.

A Coast Guard Station Galveston Response Boat-Small crew responded and transferred the injured fisherman to their boat and transported him to Station Galveston where they were met by awaiting emergency medical personnel.

A Station Galveston crew member was placed onboard the Donnie J to safely navigate the vessel back to Pier 21 in Galveston.


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