Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled vessel near Bulls Bay

VIDEO: Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled vessel near Bulls Bay

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Coast Guard crews rescued three fishermen from a disabled shrimping ship near Bulls Bay Wednesday.

A shrimping vessel was reported disabled after their net wrapped around their prop. (Source: Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston)
A shrimping vessel was reported disabled after their net wrapped around their prop. (Source: Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston) (Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston)

Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a 911 relay at 11:04 a.m. from the crew of the Scorpion, a 40-foot shrimping vessel, according to a release. In the message, the crew members said they were disabled after their net wrapped around their prop.

A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Station Charleston response boat crew launched to help the fisherman.

The helicopter crew hoisted the three fishermen to safety and transported them to Roper St. Francis Hospital in Mount Pleasant.

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