CHARLESTON, S.C.. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies rescued a 30-year-old man from the water near Fort Sumter, Sunday.
A Charleston County Fire Department marine crew recovered the individual 1 mile northwest of Fort Sumter.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a 911 relay via Channel 16 at 09:50 p.m. from Charleston County dispatch of a 20-foot recreational boat who reported a man overboard.
Charleston County Fire Department transported the man to the Wappoo Cut Boat landing where EMS was awaiting.
“Despite challenging lighting conditions, the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was able to visually locate the missing person and direct our partner boats to the location for a successful rescue,” said Lt. Cmdr Dan Blaich, Aircraft Commander with Coast Guard Air Station Savannah.
Involved in the search were:
- South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
- Charleston County Sheriff’s
- Charleston County Fire
- Charleston Police Department