Coast Guard rescues man stranded on sandbar

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man stranded on a sandbar at the north end of Kiawah Island Sunday afternoon.

The man had been hiking on the beach and became stranded on a sandbar after the rising tide cut him off from shore. The man then contacted the Coast Guard for assistance.

An Air Station Savannah, Ga., helicopter crew was diverted to the distress call. The aircrew then safely hoisted the man and took him to Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston, S.C., and released him without injuries.

The Coast Guard reminds people to be aware of the rising and receding tides and to plan their trips accordingly.

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One Comment

  1. SN LALLMANG says:

    A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR A LOSS OF SITUATIONAL AWARENESS. GOOD JOB ON THE SAFE RESCUE!