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