Officials: Man airlifted following jet ski accident in McClellanville

Published: Jun. 14, 2015 at 9:03 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2015 at 10:45 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Coast Guard officials say one person was airlifted Sunday afternoon following a jet ski accident in the vicinity of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

The patient, a 50-year-old man, was reported to have suffered injuries to his neck and arm.

According to Awendaw-McClellanville Fire Department, crews reponded to the Robert E. Ashley Boat Landing in McClellanville following reports of two jet ski accidents.

The initial report said two people aboard a jet ski ran into rocks off of Cape Island, ejecting them both.

The man was injured, but his wife was unharmed and was able to call for help, officials said.

A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston responded. Once on scene, the helicopter crew reportedly hoisted the boater and transported him to Medical University of South Carolina for further evaluation.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources personnel located the wife and took her to MUSC to be with her husband.

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