Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel 3 miles east of Edisto Island

A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues two boaters after the sailing vessel they were on ran aground 3 miles east of Edisto Island, South Carolina, May 29, 2020. The Dolphin aircrew hoisted the boaters and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport where EMS was waiting. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah)

A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues two boaters after the sailing vessel they were on ran aground 3 miles east of Edisto Island, South Carolina, May 29, 2020. The Dolphin aircrew hoisted the boaters and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport where EMS was waiting. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters after the sailing vessel they were on ran aground three miles east of Edisto Island, Friday.

A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the boaters, and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport where EMS was waiting.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a mayday call via VHF Channel 16 at approximately 7:30 p.m. from the crew of the sailing vessel Moyo stating they gone aground or struck a submerged object with two people aboard.

The aircrew located the sailing vessel on the shoal in the surf and lowered a rescue swimmer who assisted with safely hoisting the two boaters.

The vessel owner will arrange salvage.

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