The Coast Guard Air Station Savannah with an MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter aircrew safely hoisted the captain into the aircraft and transferred him to Georgetown Memorial Hospital where received advanced medical assistance.
At approximately 5 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan stating a pontoon boat with 19 passengers ran aground and the captain of the vessel was unconscious.
A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Georgetown 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat crew and a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources small boat assisted in removing the passengers from the beach.
The sister pontoon boat arrived on scene and transferred the passengers to Georgetown Landing Marina.
No medical concerns were reported with the passengers.