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Coast Guard rescues 76-year-old man from charter vessel

Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard Photo source: U.S. Coast Guard
GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) -

U.S. Coast Guard officials reported a 76-year-old man was medevaced from a charter fishing vessel by Air Station Savannah about 44 miles east of Georgetown on Saturday.

Authorities say the man had dangerously low blood pressure and experienced lapses in consciousness during the rescue.

The incident was initially reported to Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston by the captain of the Continental Shelf, an 81-foot charter fishing vessel, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston responded to the scene.

The aircrew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted the man from the vessel and transported him to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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