Coast Guard Rescues 75-Year-Old Man Near Wassaw Island

Saved by the Jacket

The Coast Guard rescued a 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew located the man adrift in a 14-foot boat one mile offshore of Wassaw Island.

“The Coast Guard encourages all mariners to carry a marine band VHF radio on board because we are always monitoring Channel 16 for distress situations,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Pope, an operations specialist. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team and how quickly they located the man.”


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