Coast Guard rescues two men from Wahoo Island, Ga.

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two men from Wahoo Island, Ga., Tuesday at approximately 1:15 a.m., after their 20-foot air boat became disabled.

The two men were aboard a 20-foot air boat and were stranded on Wahoo Island after their boat became disabled. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Charleston were notified of the overdue boaters at approximately 9 p.m., by a friend of the two men.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 rescue helicopter crew observed a flickering light in the marsh of Wahoo Island. Upon overflight, the crew observed two men waving their arms near the overturned boat. The flickering light was determined to be a campfire.

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