Coast Guard Auxiliary unit volunteers nearly 14,000 hours of service to South Carolinians in 2016

Coast Guard Auxiliary unit volunteers nearly 14,000 hours of service to South Carolinians in 2016
Coast Guard Auxiliarist Ann Graham, bottom left, meets with Lexington County Sheriff’s Department officers Austin Pace, left, and Sgt. Troy Livingston Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, during the Stand Up Paddleboard classic in Lake Murray, South Carolina.  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Barbara Burchfield. CHARLESTON, S.C. – Members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-3 in Lake Murray announced...

Coast Guard crew involved in boating incident on Stono River

Coast Guard crew involved in boating incident on Stono River
CHARLESTON, S.C. — A Coast Guard crew was involved in a boating incident Sunday on the Stono River. A Coast Guard Station Charleston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew, consisting of six Coast Guard members, was responding to reports of a downed aircraft when the RBM allided with the Paul Gelegotis Bridge/Stono River Bridge at 10:08 p.m. The boatcrew transited to St. John’s Yacht Harbor...

Coast Guard, Sea Tow rescue 3 mariners near Isle of Palms, SC

Coast Guard, Sea Tow rescue 3 mariners near Isle of Palms, SC
The Coast Guard and Sea Tow Charleston coordinated the rescue of three mariners six-miles east of Isle of Palms, S.C., July 14, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah. ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. — The Coast Guard and Sea Tow Charleston rescued three mariners Thursday six nautical miles east of Isle of Palms. The vessel began taking on water and later capsized leaving the mariners...

Coast Guard rescues four people from capsized boat

Coast Guard rescues four people from capsized boat
MIAMI — Four people were rescued by the Coast Guard 11 nautical miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, Tuesday. Coast Guard District 7 watch standers received an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert from a 21-foot fishing vessel 11 nautical miles east of Charleston at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Charleston was notified and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker off Folly Island, South Carolina

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker off Folly Island, South Carolina
FOLLY ISLAND, S.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing kayaker off the coast of Folly Island, at approximately 4 p.m., Monday, pending any new developments. The Coast Guard has been searching since Saturday evening when Dean Britt, 22 years old, and Logan Brown, 21 years old, were reported missing. Logan Brown was located alive on Sunday afternoon approximately two miles...

One of two overdue kayakers rescued near Kiawah Island, South Carolina

One of two overdue kayakers rescued near Kiawah Island, South Carolina
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – A Charleston County Sheriff’s Office boat crew rescued one of two missing kayakers, Sunday, approximately two miles off Kiawah Island, South Carolina. A South Carolina Department of Natural Resources aircrew located Logan Brown, 21 years old. A CCSO boat crew rescued him and transferred him to EMS. Still missing is Dean Britt, 22 years old. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for overdue kayakers off Folly Island, South Carolina

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for overdue kayakers off Folly Island, South Carolina
FOLLY ISLAND, S.C. — The Coast Guard, along with members of Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Folly Beach Fire and Police Departments, are searching for two overdue kayakers in the area between Folly Island and Morris Island Lighthouse, South Carolina. Overdue are Dean Britt, 22 years old, and Logan Brown, 21 years old, last seen aboard two kayaks; one red and one green. A friend of the kayakers...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children from water off Charleston

Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children from water off Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Four people were rescued by the Coast Guard following an extensive search after they did not return from a fishing trip off the South Carolina Coast, Sunday. Brian Judy, age 39, Kenny Winningham, age 40, and two 11-year-old boys are reported to be in stable condition. The four were rescued after an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew spotted their boat 23-foot capsized boat earlier,...

Overturned unmanned boat located by searchers, both fishermen still missing

Overturned unmanned boat located by searchers, both fishermen still missing
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard search crews located an overturned, unmanned boat belonging to two missing fishermen, Thursday, approximately 10 miles east of Bulls Bay, S.C. Still missing are Joseph McFadden, 77 years old, and Michael Lawrence, 61 years old. The boaters were reportedly fishing aboard the 18-foot bass boat in the vicinity of the Charleston Jetties. Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch...