Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 40 miles east of Sapelo Sound

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 49-year-old man Wednesday 40 miles east of Sapelo Sound, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 5:23 p.m. by a crewmember aboard the 43-foot fishing vessel Amy Michelle stating a crewmember was experiencing difficulty breathing.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew launched at 6:30 p.m. and arrived on scene at 6:52 p.m.

The man was hoisted and transported to Savannah Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.

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