On 30 October 2018 at 1254 UTC (0854 EDT) an Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon (EPIRB) was detected at 28 11.5N 93 25.6W, 97 NM southeast of Galveston, TX. It was activated when a crewmember on the fishing vessel PLATA CRUZ experienced a medical emergency. Coast Guard District 8 received the alert and Sector Houston Galveston (SHG) issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast. SHG launched a rescue helicopter to the position and the distressed individual was transported to Galveston Shoals for treatment.
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