CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled sailing vessel near the Folly River Entrance, Wednesday.
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the two boaters and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport with no medical concerns.
At 10:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watch standers received a call from the Yellowjacket, 49-foot sailing vessel, stating their vessel was disabled with two people aboard.
A Coast Guard Station Charleston 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew launched to assist but were unable to reach the vessel due to water depth.
The owner is making arrangements to salvage the vessel.
An MH-65 “Dolphin” helicopter flies in front of the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, July 30, 2015. The photo is a recreation of the U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp created by William S. Phillips, an aviation artist. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau)