Coast Guard rescues scuba diver near Tybee Island, Ga.

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a scuba diver at approximately 11 a.m., Wednesday 20-miles east of Tybee Island, Ga.

The Coast Guard was notified by a crewmember aboard the 30-foot marine vessel, Martha W., that a 50 year-old male was in need of medical attention after returning from a dive. A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Savannah arrived on scene at 11:30 a.m. and medically evacuated the diver.

He was transported to Savannah Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.

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