Coast Guard rescues man from grounded vessel near St. Catherine’s Island

Coast Guard rescues man from grounded vessel near St. Catherine's Island
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Tuesday from a grounded vessel near St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a report from Sea Tow at 8:24 p.m. of a grounded 20-foot center console with one person aboard. The last communications with the vessel stated, “the...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Tybee Island

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Tybee Island
U.S. Coast Guard MH-65  File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard ended its search Tuesday for a 33-year-old man who went missing off Tybee Island, Georgia. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located a man in the water matching the missing swimmer’s description at 11:40 a.m. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew recovered...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 55 miles east of Savannah

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 55 miles east of Savannah
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an 80-year old woman Sunday 55-miles east of Savannah, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 9:15 p.m. from the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy stating a passenger suffered a head injury after falling and was in need of medical attention. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles east of Sapelo Sound

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles east of Sapelo Sound
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 19-year old man Tuesday 12 miles east of Sapelo Sound, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 10:36 a.m. from the 65-foot motor yacht Harmony stating a passenger suffered a head injury and was in need of medical attention. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard rescues 81-year-old man near Hilton Head Island

Coast Guard rescues 81-year-old man near Hilton Head Island
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Monday after his jet ski became grounded near Hilton Head Island. Rescued was Joe Patten, 81. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 7:51 p.m. from Sea Tow stating a man had grounded his jet ski near Skull Creek. Sea Tow attempted to reach the man but were unable...

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft east of Jacksonville

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft east of Jacksonville
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard responders have suspended their search for a downed aircraft off the coast of Jacksonville. Coast Guard 7th District suspended after searching approximately 1400 square miles for 56 hours. Coast Guard assets involved in the 21 sorties include: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, partner agencies responds to downed aircraft east of St John’s River Inlet

Coast Guard, partner agencies responds to downed aircraft east of St John's River Inlet
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are responding to a downed aircraft Thursday approximately 2 miles east of St. John’s River Inlet. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) notified Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders of an aircraft distress call at approximately 9:45 a.m. The Piper PA-46...

Coast Guard, local partners rescue boater from disabled vessel near Charleston

Coast Guard, local partners rescue boater from disabled vessel near Charleston
A disabled sailing vessel sits grounded on a jetty near Charleston, S.C., Nov. 23, 2018. U. S. Coast Guard photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and local partners rescued one boater Thursday from a sailing vessel near Charleston. The 27-foot sailing vessel “Hay Seed” became disabled and drifted into the Charleston Harbor south jetty. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin...

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community
Admiral Karl L. Schultz, left, Commandant of the Coast Guard, presents Albert Scott, right, Chairman of Chatham County, an official designation Oct. 18, 2018, during a Coast Guard Community Designation Ceremony for Chatham, County in Savannah, Georgia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Savannah – A ceremony designating Chatham County as an official Coast Guard...