Coast Guard suspends search for missing man on Savannah River

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man on Savannah River
Coast Guard crews suspend their search for the missing man on Savannah River, April 11, 2021. The search began on Saturday after the missing man’s vessel allided with a dredge in the Savannah River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard crews suspended the search for the missing man on the Savannah River Sunday at approximately 8:45 p.m. pending further information. He is reportedly...

Coast Guard medevacs 45 year-old-man from commercial vessel 179 miles off Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs 45 year-old-man from commercial vessel 179 miles off Charleston
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C.. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 45-year-old man, Sunday, from the motor vessel Southern Shark approximately 179 miles east of Charleston. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew transferred the man to Augusta Burn Center Hospital at 3:03 p.m. for higher-level medical care. At approximately 7:46 p.m., Saturday,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 58 miles off Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 58 miles off Charleston
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 25 year-old-man from the 47-foot fishing vessel Golden Retriever approximately 58 miles east of Charleston, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew transferred the man to Medical University of South Carolina Hospital at 1:49 p.m. to receive further...

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued four adults, Tuesday, from a capsized 50-foot catamaran near the entrance of Ossabaw Sound. An Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter launched and a rescue swimmer, with a dewatering pump, was lowered the catamaran, which was flooding at the...

Coast Guard assists sailing vessel taking on water off Charleston coast

Coast Guard assists sailing vessel taking on water off Charleston coast
The Coast Guard assists three people aboard a  sailing vessel taking on water 37 miles southeast of Charleston, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.  ( U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted three people aboard a sailing vessel taking on water 37 miles southeast of Charleston, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and lowered...

Coast Guard concludes search for missing man near St. Helena Sound

Coast Guard concludes search for missing man near St. Helena Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard concluded the search Thursday evening for a man who went missing after his fishing vessel capsized, Wednesday. The man has been identified as Don Melcoock, 50, who is from the greater Charleston area. “I am thankful of the aggressive search efforts...

Coast Guard crews work to remove product from aground fishing vessel

Coast Guard crews work to remove product from aground fishing vessel
The Coast Guard is working to remove diesel fuel from an aground fishing vessel east of Egg Island, November 18, 2020.  ( U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAVANNAH, Ga.- The Coast Guard is working to remove diesel fuel from an aground fishing vessel east of Egg Island. The fishing vessel initially ran aground on November 4 after it became disabled. The Coast Guard is working with partner agencies and a hired...

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near St. Helena Sound

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near St. Helena Sound
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for two men who went missing after their fishing vessel capsized, Tuesday. The fishing vessel was located by a good Samaritan who reported the vessel was capsized near the south end of St. Helena Sound, South Carolina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification at 3:47 p.m.,...

Coast Guard rescues 7 in 2 cases off Georgia coast

Coast Guard rescues 7 in 2 cases off Georgia coast
SAVANNAH, Ga.− The Coast Guard rescued seven people in two separate search and rescue cases Tuesday off the Georgia coast. In the first rescue, three people were hoisted from a life raft about 60 miles east of Tybee Island by a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and were safely transported to Charleston Executive Airport with no medical concerns. Coast Guard Sector...