Coast Guard medevacs man 24 miles east of Tybee Island

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevacs a 37-year old man Sept. 17, 2019, from the motor vessel Vienna Express 24 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia. The man, who reportedly suffered a lower-body injury, was safely transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Savannah)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man Tuesday from a vessel anchored 24 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene at 6:16 p.m., hoisted the crewmember and transported him to Memorial Health University Medical Center in stable condition.

At 4:05 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a request for a medevac from the motor vessel Vienna Express after a crewmember reportedly suffered a lower-body injury.


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