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.
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