Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters after vessel sinks near Tybee Island

Coast Guard crews rescued four boaters Wednesday after their vessel sank near Tybee Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a report of a 17-foot vessel sinking in the surf at 11:26 a.m. Watchstanders deployed Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Station Tybee 29-foot Response Boat–Small crews to assist the boaters. The Dolphin crew arrived on scene and hoisted the boaters at 12:12 p.m. They were taken back to the air station. All boaters were wearing life jackets and reported to be in good condition. The owner is planning to salvage the vessel.

Coast Guard crews rescued four boaters Wednesday after their vessel sank near Tybee Island, Georgia.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued four boaters Wednesday after their vessel sank near Tybee Island, Georgia.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a report of a 17-foot vessel sinking in the surf at 11:26 a.m.

Watchstanders deployed a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Coast Guard Station Tybee 29-foot Response Boat–Small crews to assist the boaters.


The Dolphin crew arrived on scene and hoisted the boaters at 12:12 p.m. They were taken back to the air station and reported to be in good condition.

All boaters were wearing life jackets.

The owner is planning to salvage the vessel.

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