Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo

Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters Friday after their vessel began taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a distress relay at 5:02 p.m. from Tow Boat U.S. stating an 18-foot vessel was taking on water with two people aboard.

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

At 5:34 p.m., the Dolphin crew located the vessel and remained on scene until the RB-S crew arrived. Once on scene, the RB-S crew controlled the flooding and safely towed the vessel to Thunderbolt Marina.

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