Video: Coast Guard rescues 4 from water after sailing vessel runs aground in Georgia

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard rescued four boaters from the water after their boat ran aground and began taking on water near St. Catherine’s Sound, Georgia, early Monday, a release said.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the people and transported them to Hunter Army Airfield.

At 2:28 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a call, from a 30-foot sailing vessel, stating they had run aground and were taking on water with 4 people aboard.

A crew was able to assisted in hoisting three boaters, but could not locate the fourth.

After searching the area, the Dolphin crew located the remaining person less than a mile from the boat wearing a life jacket and was able to rescue that person.

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.