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Coast Guard RB-M medevac man near Winyah Bay

Coast Guard RB-M medevac man near Winyah Bay. MH-65 Dolphin. Air Facility Charleston. Air Station Savannah. HH-65C Dolphin.
Archive image: a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a search and rescue demonstration Feb. 19, 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. The demonstration was performed for members of the media attending the State of the Coast Guard Address in Charleston.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson.

CHARLESTON, S.C.​ – A Coast Guard RB-M crew medevac a man near Winyah Bay, and a MH-65 Dolphin aircrew transferred him to the emergency services on Wednesday.

A Coast Guard Station Georgetown 45-foot Response Boat–Medium crew embarked the man and conducted a hoist with a Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter​ crew who safely transported the man to​ Georgetown Memorial Hospital​ for further medical care.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston​ command center watchstanders received a medevac request at 8:20 p.m. via VHF-Channel 16 from the operator of the Lillie Jane, a 65-foot fishing vessel, reporting a crew member had fallen and suffered a head injury.

The RB-M crew and Dolphin aircrew were in the area conducting training and diverted to assist.

Coast Guard RB-M medevac man near Winyah Bay. Emblem Air Facility Charleston and Air Station Savannah.
Air Station Savannah/Air Facility Charleston

Once on scene, the RB-M crew embarked the man, and the Dolphin aircrew safely conducted the hoist.

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