Coast Guard, Tybee Island Fire Department rescue man 1 mile south of Tybee Island, Ga.

Coast Guard Station Tybee Island and Tybee Island Fire Department rescue a 31-year-old man Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, after his vessel capsized 1 mile south of Tybee Island, Georgia. The man was recovered from the water by the fire department and treated by EMS on shore.

Coast Guard Station Tybee Island and Tybee Island Fire Department rescue a 31-year-old man Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, after his vessel capsized 1 mile south of Tybee Island, Georgia.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and Tybee Island Fire Department rescued a 31-year-old man Sunday after his vessel capsized one mile south of Tybee Island, Ga.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a 911 relay at 11:40 a.m stating a sailboat capsized with one person aboard.

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot Response Boat – Small crew, a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Tybee Island Fire Department crew launched to assist.

The fire department arrived on scene at 12:05 p.m., recovered the man from the water and transported him ashore where EMS were waiting.

No injuries were reported. Salvage of the sailing vessel will be arranged by the owner.

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