Coast Guard Rescues Missing Diver

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard rescued a missing diver approximately 40 miles east of St. Catherines Island, Ga., Saturday afternoon.

Brent Bryson, 45, of Hazlehurst, Ga., was spear fishing with friends when he became separated from the group. Bryson’s friends immediately contacted the Coast Guard over VHF radio and requested assistance.

A boat from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Ga., and a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston, S.C., launched to search from the missing man. The aircrew from the helicopter spotted and hoisted the man in good condition. Bryson was brought back to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah.

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