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Coast Guard Rescues Three from Sinking Vessel

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On Monday, the Coast Guard Sector Charleston in South Carolina received a call from the crew of the motor vessel Just Lookin at 4:22 a.m., who said their vessel was taking on water and they were experiencing radio communication failure. The USCG Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was deployed to locate the vessel.

Once the aircrew found the crew in distress 46 miles east of Winyah Bay, they lowered a rescue swimmer, radio and dewatering pump, to help keep the vessel afloat. They then hoisted the crew into the helicopter.

According to Air Station Savannah aircraft commander Lt. Sam Ingham, the crew was well-prepared for the disaster with working flares, EPIRB, life jackets and damage control equipment, which made the rescue safer and more timely. There were no reported injuries.

You can watch a video of the rescue below. 

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