Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled sailing vessel near Wassaw Sound, Georgia

Coast Guard crews rescue two boaters Saturday after their 37-foot sailing vessel became disabled near Wassaw Sound, Georgia, October 5, 2019. An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Savannah arrived on scene hoisting the boaters from a life raft. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard crews rescue two boaters Saturday after their 37-foot sailing vessel became disabled near Wassaw Sound, Georgia, October 5, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters Saturday after their 37-foot sailing vessel became disabled near Wassaw Sound, Georgia.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah arrived on scene hoisting the boaters from a life raft.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders were notified via a mayday call at 4 p.m. by the boaters of the sailing vessel “Meander” becoming disabled. The boaters abandoned the vessel to a life raft when the vessel became unstable and started to drift.


The boater’s emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) activated giving crews the location of the vessel.

There were no reported injuries.

The owner is planning to salvage the vessel located near Wassaw Island.


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