Coast Guard, good Samaritans locate, rescue overdue kayaker

Coast Guard, good Samaritans locate, rescue overdue kayaker
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew prepares to transport overdue kayaker David Larkin, Jan. 4, 2020, after partner agencies located him.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies and good Samaritans located and rescued an overdue kayaker on the South Newport River, Saturday. Rescued was David Larkin, 53. At approximately 4:30...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for overdue kayaker

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for overdue kayaker
The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching for David Larkin, a 53-year-old overdue kayaker, Jan. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching for an overdue kayaker on Cross Tide Creek inland of St. Catherine’s Island, Saturday. Missing is David Larkin, 53. At 8 p.m. Friday, Coast Guard Sector Charleston...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Calibogue Sound

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Calibogue Sound
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island boatcrew rescues three people from the fishing vessel Miss Anne Dec. 19, 2019, after the vessel began taking on water in the vicinity of Calibogue Sound, South Carolina. The three crewmen were safely transported to Coast Guard Station Tybee Island where EMS were waiting. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The...

Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community

Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community
Nestled amongst the thick trees of historic Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island is Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Georgia. One of only two Coast Guard small-boat stations in Georgia, Station Tybee Island’s area of responsibility runs from Saint Catherine’s Island to just north of Saint Helena Island, or more than 60 miles of coastline. Under the tactical control of Coast Guard...

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...

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...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters Friday after their vessel began taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a distress relay at 5:02 p.m. from Tow Boat U.S. stating an 18-foot vessel was taking on water with two people aboard. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot...

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue missing jet skier

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue missing jet skier
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and the Chatham County Marine Patrol rescued a missing jet skier Saturday near Wasssaw Sound, Georgia. Rescued was Ben Whale, 24. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 5:37 p.m. from a friend of Whale stating he was searching for him after finding his...