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 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 suspends search for missing man in Port of Savannah

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Port of Savannah
USCG file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday evening for a man who went missing after he fell while transiting the gangway to the motor vessel Maersk Tukang in the Port of Savannah. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received the initial notification from the Georgia Port Authority at approximately 3 a.m., Tuesday, stating a man had fallen into the water...

Coast Guard rescues 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island

Coast Guard rescues 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island crew locates an adrift overdue boat with one person aboard one mile east of Wassaw Island, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued a 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew located the man adrift in a 14-foot boat one mile offshore of...

Coast Guard rescues 4 kayakers on Cockspur Island

Coast Guard rescues 4 kayakers on Cockspur Island
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew rescued four kayakers after they became stranded on Cockspur Island, Georgia, July 28, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four kayakers, Tuesday, after they became stranded on Cockspur Island, Georgia. At approximately 3:57 p.m., A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard assists 6 in vessel taking on water near Tybee Island

Coast Guard assists 6 in vessel taking on water near Tybee Island
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew assists in dewatering a 35-foot vessel taking on water 12 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia, July 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island) SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard assisted six people aboard a vessel taking on water 12 miles east of Tybee Island, Friday. A Coast Guard Station Tybee...

Coast Guard responds to diving accident southeast of St. Catherine’s Sound

Coast Guard responds to diving accident southeast of St. Catherine’s 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 responded to a diving accident 20 miles southeast of St. Catherine’s Sound, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lowered a rescue swimmer down to the vessel to provide medical assistance to the unresponsive 65-year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel on Savannah River jetties

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel on Savannah River jetties
Passengers aboard a 21-foot center console boat, are helped onto a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island boat after alliding with the North Savanah jetties June 29, 2020, in Charleston, S.C.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Tybee Island) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three people after a 21-foot center console vessel went aground on the Savannah River North jetties, Saturday. A...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people off St. Catherines Sound

Coast Guard rescues 4 people off St. Catherines Sound
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew tows 17-foot vessel taking on water five miles offshore of St. Catherines Sound, Georgia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island) SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard assisted four people whose vessel was taking on water five miles offshore of St. Catherines Sound, Monday. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island...