Coast Guard rescues boater who ran aground in Charleston North Harbor

CHARLESTON, S.C.- Russ Hudson's 26-foot sailing vessel takes on water after it ran aground on the Charleston Harbor North Jetty on Apr. 21, 2011. The Coast Guard, after receiving a distress call, rescued Hudson from the water. U.S. Coast Guard Photo.

U.S. Coast Guard Photo.

CHARLESTON, S.C.- The Coast Guard rescued a boater after his vessel ran aground on the Charleston North Harbor Jetties, Thursday night.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification from the boater, Guss Hudson, that his 26-foot sailing vessel had ran aground and was taking on water at approximately 6:12 p.m. Thursday.

Coast Guard Station Charleston deployed a 25-foot Response Boat-Small rescue crew and a 41-foot Utility Boat-Large rescue crew along with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., to assist Hudson.

The Coast Guard rescue crew arrived on scene at approximately 7 p.m. and safely recovered Hudson from the water.

Hudson had no reported injuries.

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