Coast Guard medevacs diver near Murrells Inlet

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

US Coast Guard File Photo

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a diver Friday near Murrells Inlet.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified by the dive boat Scuba Express of a male diver who was unresponsive.

The Scuba Express was escorted into Murrells Inlet by Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department where a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston transported the diver to Georgetown Memorial Hospital at 11:17 a.m.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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