GEORGETOWN — A Coast Guard Station Georgetown boat crew rescued a boater Aug. 11 after his vessel capsized 9 miles offshore Pawleys Island.
A good Samaritan contacted the Coast Guard in Georgetown at 6:08 p.m., stating a vessel capsized and a man, Stacy Hicks, 68, was in the water wearing a life jacket.
The responding Coast Guard boat crew rescued Hicks from the water and transferred him to Station Georgetown with no medical concerns, according to a Coast Guard news release.
“The crew responded quickly and effectively resulting in getting on-scene and recovering the boater,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Hughes, Station Georgetown boarding officer. “The most helpful part of the case was that the boater was wearing his life jacket and stayed with the vessel.”
Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department also launched a crew to assist with the rescue.
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