Coast Guard rescues fisherman in St. Simons Sound

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman Thursday on St. Simons Sound off the coast of Brunswick.

Rescued was Robert Wells; age and hometown are unknown.

A 25-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Brunswick rescued Wells at approximately 5:36 p.m. Thursday in St. Simons Sound after he fell overboard while fishing. Wells notified Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 5:24 p.m. from his cell phone after climbing aboard the hull of his 20-foot capsized fishing boat.

The Coast Guard reminds all mariners that a vessel can capsize very quickly. There may not be time to put on a life jacket or hail for help. Please wear a lifejacket whenever on the water. In addition, keep a registered emergency position indicating radio beacon aboard your vessel so rescue crews can pinpoint your location in an emergency.

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