Coast Guard rescues 2 canoers stranded on Little Tybee Island

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues 2 canoers Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after they became stranded on Little Tybee Island, Ga. The canoers became stranded after they swam ashore when their paddles broke. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah)

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues 2 canoers Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after they became stranded on Little Tybee Island, Ga. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two canoers Tuesday after they became stranded on Little Tybee Island, Ga.

Coast Guard Station Tybee Island watchstanders received a distress call at 10:45 a.m. via cell phone from one of the distressed canoers stating they were stranded on Little Tybee Island and in need of assistance after they swam ashore when their paddles broke.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducting training in the area diverted to assist at 10:48 a.m.

The Dolphin crew hoisted the canoers at 11:05 a.m. and transported them to Air Station Savannah.

No injuries were reported.

Air Station Savannah helicopter crew rescues 2 canoers

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues 2 canoers Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, after they became stranded on Little Tybee Island, Ga. The canoers became stranded after they swam ashore when their paddles broke. (U.S. Coast Guard video courtesy of Air Station Savannah)

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