US Coast Guard Rescues Man from Fishing Vessel

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The US Coast Guard came to the rescue of a 48-year-old man Sunday 20 miles east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia.

The crew of the 41-foot fishing vessel Scat II stated the man – a passenger – was suffering from shortness of breath.

A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew launched at 10:14 a.m. with EMS onboard.

The RBM crew arrived on scene at 11:00 a.m. and transported the man to Station Tybee Island where EMS were waiting.

EMS transported the man to Memorial University Medical Center for further medical treatment.