Coast Guard medevacs man vomiting blood near Simon Island, Ga

65 SavannahSIMON ISLAND, Ga. — The Coast Guard, along with Chatham County Rescue Services, medevaced a man who was vomiting blood two-miles east of Simon Island late Saturday.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 41-year-old man after the 18-ft vessel he was on became disabled.

Watchstanders in Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of a disabled vessel with four persons aboard at 10:06 p.m. A Coast Guard Station Tybee 45-foot Response Boat—Medium and Chatham County Rescue crews arrived on scene to assist the disabled vessel and crew. One was vomiting blood.

Watchstanders launched an MH-65 crew and arrived on scene at 10:59 p.m. The man was transported to Savannah Memorial Hospital.

The RB-M crew safely towed the disabled vessel and remaining crew to Sidney Lanier Boat Ramp.

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