Coast Guard crews from Corpus Christi were called to the Gulf Intracoastal near Rockport, TX on Monday morning to medevac an injured crewman aboard the U.S. owned and operated tugboat, Billy Burkett.
The Coast Guard they received the report at about 9 a.m. that at 20-year old male had been injured and required immediate medical assistance about five miles from Rockport. The Coast Guard arrived on scene about an hour later and hoisted the man aboard a Dolphin rescue helicopter and transported him to Columbia Memorial Hospital for medical care.
“We were able to get the rescue swimmer on scene quickly, and he recommended airlifting the man,” said Lt. Garret Barker, a Dolphin pilot at Air Station Corpus Christi. “I am glad we were able to help the injured crewmember today.”