The Coast Guard rescues man from sinking boat in Little Back River

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an 81-year-old man whose boat began sinking in Little Back River, Georgia on Saturday. Coast Guard Station Tybee security guards forwarded a message at. 20.32 that a man was on a 16-foot vessel and took to the water. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter flight crew responded along with Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Eagle a cabin crew. “Our crew was lucky to find this gentleman after an hour of searching using an approximate cell phone placement pin,” said Lieutenant Christinia Batchelder, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, pilot in the case. “We recommend seafarers make a survival kit with emergency flares and a radio if they are in a dangerous situation so that the Coast Guard can locate them quickly.” After being hoisted out of the water, the man was transferred to emergency medical services at Savannah International Airport.

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an 81-year-old man whose boat began sinking in Little Back River, Georgia on Saturday.

Coast Guard Station Tybee security guards forwarded a message at. 20.32 that a man was on a 16-foot vessel and took water.

A flight crew from a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter responded with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Eagle a flight crew.

“Our crew was lucky to find this gentleman after an hour of searching using an approximate cell phone placement pin,” said Lieutenant Christinia Batchelder, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, pilot in the case. “We recommend that sailors make a survival kit with emergency flares and a radio if they are in a dangerous situation so that the Coast Guard can locate them quickly.”

After being hoisted out of the water, the man was transferred to emergency medical services at Savannah International Airport.

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