Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 25 miles east of St. Catherines Island

A Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

USCG File Photo

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 55-year-old man Friday 25 miles east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received notification at 11:30 a.m. that a passenger aboard the 50-foot vessel Marine May 2 was experiencing symptoms of a stroke.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was diverted at 12:02 p.m. and arrived on scene at 1:04 p.m.

The man was hoisted and transported to Savannah Memorial Hospital.

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