Coast Guard rescues two kayakers east of Brunswick, Ga. – includes video

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin crew pose with the kayakers they rescued March 11, 2011. Chantelle and Quame Pierre were stranded inside thier kayak 200 yards off shore in a mud-filled marsh. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Air Station Savannah crew poses with the kayakers they rescued March 11, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers in distress east of Brunswick, Ga., Monday.

Operational watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston were notified by Coast Guard Station Brunswick, Ga., that Chantelle Pierre, 31, and her son Quame Pierre, 6, hometowns unknown, were stranded inside their kayak 200 yards from shore in a mud-filled marsh at approximately 8:20 p.m. Sunday.

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew and arrived on scene at approximately 12:36 a.m. Monday.

The crew safely hoisted and took the Pierres to St. Simmons Island McKinnon Airport.

No injuries were reported.



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