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Coast Guard air crew rescues grandmother, grandkids from Andrews home

ANDREWS, SC (WCSC) -

A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an 88-year-old woman and her two grandchildren from their home in Andrews on Wednesday. 

"A crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, was conducting a flight in support of flood response efforts over portions of South Carolina when a crewmember aboard spotted the three people waving their arms, standing in a field," Coast Guard officials said.

According to the Coast Guard, the woman's house was surrounded by water, so the decision was made to transport her and her grandchildren to safety.

"The crew embarked all three and transported them to Robert F. Swinnie Airport in Andrews, where they were met by family," Coast Guard officials said. 

Authorities say the woman and her grandchildren, reported no injuries. 

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