Video: US Coast Guard rescues two People and dog from sinking Catamaran near St. Catherine’s Sound

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The United States Coast Guard successfully rescued two individuals and a dog after their vessel started taking on water near St. Catherine’s Sound, Georgia, on Monday.

The Coast Guard Air Station Savannah deployed an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew who arrived at the scene and hoisted the two individuals and their furry friend to safety.


“We were able to locate the survivor’s exact position because of an alert from their personal locator beacon,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Murray, who served as the flight mechanic during the rescue mission. He emphasized the importance of having a PLB on board as it could help the Coast Guard locate people during emergency situations.

The Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a distress call from the man aboard the 28-foot catamaran, Picses, at 5:32 p.m., stating their position and boat name. The Coast Guard Station Tybee and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources also responded to the call for help.

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After being rescued, the survivors were transported to Hunter Army Airfield where local EMS personnel were waiting for them. The United States Coast Guard reminds everyone to always have proper safety equipment and stay alert while on the water.

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