The Coast Guard rescued two men early Thursday morning after their fishing vessel ran aground in St Marys Inlet in St. Marys, Ga.
"It was an extremely challenging rescue due to a dangerous nighttime environment," said Lt. Patrick Buckley, a pilot on the case. "The flight mechanic and rescue swimmer executed a 50-foot hoist with zero-illumination and we were able to safely transport the men back to solid ground."
Coast Guard Sector Charleston got a call around 12:15 a.m. from the daughter of one of the men aboard the fishing vessel, saying the 50-foot fishing vessel ran aground.
The two men were transported to Fernandina Municipal Airport where local EMS was standing by.
No injuries were reported.