Coast Guard rescues boater on Winyah Bay Jetty

45 Cape CharlesCHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued a boater Sunday after boat he was on grounded on the Winyah Bay Jetty.

The Coast Guard located and rescued one male boater.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers received a mayday call at 3:17 a.m. Sunday from a boater who grounded his 36-foot vessel on the Winyah Bay Jetty. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston launched and located the man at 4:30 a.m. The crew hoisted the man to a Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Georgetown and was taken to the station.

The boater was reported to be in good condition.

The vessel was removed from the jetty with no signs of pollution.

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