Coast Guard rescues 2 men from capsized vessel outside of North Charleston Jetties

A Coast Guard Station Charleston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescues two mariners from a capsized vessel outside of the North Charleston Jetties in Charleston Nov. 20, 2020. The two men were safely taken back to Station Charleston and suffered no medical injuries. (U.S. Coast Guard Courtesy Photo)

A Coast Guard Station Charleston boat crew rescues two mariners from a capsized vessel outside of the North Charleston Jetties in Charleston Nov. 20, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard Courtesy Photo)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued two people after their 40-foot vessel capsized outside of the North Charleston Jetties, Friday.

A Coast Guard Station Charleston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew arrived on scene and embarked the two men of the vessel as it was submerging. They were transferred to Station Charleston where a family member awaited their arrival.

A Coast Guard Station Charleston watchstanders received the call from one of the men on the boat at 11:16 p.m., stating their vessel was taking on water and needed assistance.

The two men had no medical concerns.

“Last night’s case demonstrates the importance of boater education and having life jackets readily available at a moment’s notice or even worn while boating,” said Petty Officer First Class Jason Rieling, Station Charleston officer on duty. “The men had the life jackets stowed and due to the rapid rise in water in the cabin couldn’t get them on.”

A commercial towing company is salvaging the vessel.

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