Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue man in water near Fort Sumter

The Coast Guard along with partner agencies rescued a 30-year-old man from the water near Fort Sumter July 26, 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. Coast Guard Station Charleston, Air Facility Charleston and partner agencies responded and rescued a 30-year-old man and safely transported them to Wappoo cut boat landing. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard along with partner agencies rescued a 30-year-old man from the water near Fort Sumter July 26, 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

CHARLESTON, S.C.. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies rescued a 30-year-old man from the water near Fort Sumter, Sunday.

A Charleston County Fire Department marine crew recovered the individual 1 mile northwest of Fort Sumter.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the 30-year-old man in the water with their searchlight and vectored in the fire department.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a 911 relay via Channel 16 at 09:50 p.m. from Charleston County dispatch of a 20-foot recreational boat who reported a man overboard.

Charleston County Fire Department transported the man to the Wappoo Cut Boat landing where EMS was awaiting.

“Despite challenging lighting conditions, the helicopter crew was able to visually locate the missing person and direct our partner boats to the location for a successful rescue,” said Lt. Cmdr Dan Blaich, Aircraft Commander with Coast Guard Air Station Savannah.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Sector Charleston
  • Coast Guard Air Station Savannah
  • Coast Guard Station Charleston
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Charleston County Sheriff’s
  • Charleston County Fire
  • Charleston Police Department

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