CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews from MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and Response Boat-Small rescue four boaters Wednesday after their vessel sank near Tybee Island, Georgia.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a report of a 17-foot vessel sinking in the surf at 11:26 a.m. Watchstanders deployed Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Station Tybee 29-foot Response Boat–Small crews to assist the boaters.
The Dolphin crew arrived on scene and hoisted the boaters at 12:12 p.m. They were taken back to the air station and reported to be in good condition.
All boaters were wearing life jackets.
The owner is planning to salvage the vessel.
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