Man Rescued from Disabled Sailboat

April 11, 2019

Yachting Journal

U.S. Coast Guard District 7 PADET Jacksonville

The U.S. Coast Guard said it rescued a man from a disabled sailboat Wednesday near North Santee Bay in Georgetown.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 3:11 p.m. from the operator of the Drippe, a 38-foot sailboat, stating he was disabled and drifting towards rocks.

A Coast Guard Station Georgetown 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew and a Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched to assist.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene and were unable to reach the disabled vessel due to water depth. The Dolphin crew hoisted the man and transported him to Georgetown Airport.

No injuries were reported.