Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Chatham County Marine Patrol crew rescues three boaters after their vessel capsized Saturday, July 21, 2018, near Wassaw Sound, Georgia. The boaters were recovered from on top of the vessel's hull by the Chatham County Marine Patrol crew. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Chatham County Marine Patrol crew rescues three boaters after their vessel capsized Saturday, July 21, 2018, near Wassaw Sound, Georgia (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and the Chatham County Marine Patrol rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel capsized near Wasssaw Sound, Georgia.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 4:56 p.m. from the operator of a 19-foot Grady-White stating they were taking on water.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew launched to assist.

At 5:26 p.m., the Dolphin crew located 3 people on top of a capsized vessel and notified a Chatham County Marine Patrol crew of their location. The Marine Patrol crew recovered the boaters and transported them to a nearby boat ramp.

No injuries were reported.

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