On Saturday morning, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the crew of the motor vessel 'Stena Polaris' stating the captain of the vessel was exhibiting signs of a heart attack and in need of medical assistance. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac (medical evacuation).

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew flew to the scene where the sea had 2-foot waves and winds were up to 12 mph.

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The Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted and transferred the captain to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.