A dramatic rescue operation in the Gulf of Mexico ended with a man being plucked from a fishing boat and transported to the hospital.
The Coast Guard said it received a distress report on Thursday from the fishing boat "Cap'n Willy." The captain stated that one of his crew members was suffering from severe head pains. At that point, the Coast Guard headed out for a medevac operation, finding the boat about 60 miles off Port Aransas.
The Coast Guard crew hoisted the 26-year-old man from the fishing vessel and transported him to Bay Area Hospital.
“We’re glad we were able to help get this young man to medical attention," said Lt. Mcclain Isom, the responding helicopter pilot. "A bad situation can quickly turn into a terrible one when you’re that far offshore and away from medical treatment. It took a team effort to get him safely off the fishing vessel and we hope he makes a speedy recovery."