HOUSTON, Texas -

 A 76-year-old man is recovering after a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was called in to transport him when he suffered a stroke while diving off the Texas Gulf Coast.

The unidentified man had completed two dives on Saturday about 120 miles offshore of Galveston when he began showing signs of a stroke.

A Coast Guard helicopter from the Houston-Galveston Command Center was dispatched to the charter boat the man was aboard.

The helicopter crew hoisted the man onto the aircraft and transported him to a Houston hospital, where he is in stable condition.