Coast Guard medevacs woman after vessel strikes sandbar

Coast Guard medevacs woman after vessel strikes sandbar
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old woman Sunday after the vessel she was on struck a sandbar in Five Fathom Creek near McClellanville. At 8:44 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a notification from Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch of a 16-foot skiff, which hit a sandbar with three...

Coast Guard locates missing dredge mariner near Charleston

Coast Guard locates missing dredge mariner near Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews suspended their search Friday for a missing mariner near Charleston Harbor after locating the mariner’s body near Orange grove Creek. The mariner went missing after a dredge workboat capsized Thursday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification from a fisherman that they had found the man at approximately 7:50 a.m. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner after dredge workboat capsizes near Charleston

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner after dredge workboat capsizes near Charleston
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing mariner after a dredge workboat capsized near Charleston Harbor Thursday. Two mariners were on the workboat when it capsized, one was recovered by the dredge. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 9:51 p.m, Thursday, the Dredge Brunswick...

Coast Guard rescues man from disabled sailboat near North Santee Bay

Coast Guard rescues man from disabled sailboat near North Santee Bay
A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Facility Charleston rescues a man April 10, 2019, after his sailboat became disabled near North Santee Bay.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Facility Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from a disabled sailboat Wednesday near North Santee Bay in Georgetown. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received...

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, partner agencies searching for missing swimmer off Tybee Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing swimmer off Tybee Island
Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Tuesday for a 33-year-old man off Tybee Island, Georgia. The missing man was last seen by his wife swimming off Tybee Island in a wet suit on a body board. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified by Tybee Island Fire and Rescue of a person in the water at 6:38...

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...