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Coast Guard rescue four adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound

Coast Guard rescue four adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound
Archive image: Two Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopters fly in formation in front of the Tybee Island Lighthouse March. 15, 2019, as the Cutter Eagle transits down the Savannah River towards Savannah, Georgia. Air Station Savannah welcomed the Eagle crew as they arrived in Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson.

SAVANNAH, Georgia. — The Coast Guard crews rescue four adults,​ Tuesday, from a​ capsized 50-foot catamaran near the entrance of Ossabaw Sound.

An Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter (SRR) launched and a rescue swimmer, with a dewatering pump, was lowered the catamaran, which was flooding at the time. The catamaran then capsized due to hull damage from running aground.

The MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted the four people to the aircraft safely, and a Coast Guard Station Tybee 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew arrived on scene and pulled the rescue swimmer from the water.​

The Coast Guard saved four adults from capsized a 50-foot catamaran vessel taking on water near the entrance of Ossabaw Sound, March 2, 2021, Savannah, Georgia. All four persons were taken to Hunter Army Airfield where EMS was standing by.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

All​ people were taken to Hunter Army Airfield where EMS was standing by. No medical concerns were reported.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a mayday call on Channel 16 at 7:30 p.m., from a catamaran crew member stating they were in distress.

Marine Safety Unit Savannah is investigating the capsized vessel for possible pollution concerns.​

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