Video: 2 Men Rescued By Coast Guard Helicopter From St. Marys Inlet

Aug 20, 2020

The Coast Guard rescued two men early Thursday morning after their fishing vessel ran aground in St Marys Inlet in St. Marys, Ga.

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the two men to safety.

"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.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two men whos fishing vessel ran aground in St. Mary's inlet August 20, 2020.
Credit U.S. Coast Guard Photo

The two men were transported to Fernandina Municipal Airport where local EMS was standing by.

No injuries were reported.