Coast Guard evacuates 88-year-old woman from flooded area

An 88-year-old woman is evacuated by a Coast Guard aircrew in Andrews, S.C., Oct. 7, 2015. The aircrew is continuing to patrol flooded areas in Berkley and Williamsburg counties for people in need of assistance. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann)

An 88-year-old woman is evacuated by a Coast Guard aircrew in Andrews, S.C., Oct. 7, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann)

ANDREWS, S.C. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew evacuated an 88-year-old woman and her two grandchildren from their home, Wednesday, in Andrews.

The woman and her grandchildren, reported no injuries.

A crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, was conducting a flight in support of flood response efforts over portions of South Carolina when a crewmember aboard spotted the three people waving their arms, standing in a field. The woman’s house was surrounded by water, so the decision was made to transport her and her grandchildren to safety.

The crew embarked all three and transported them to Robert F. Swinnie Airport in Andrews, where they were met by family.

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