USCG rescues 2 after sailing vessel runs aground

The Coast Guard rescued two boaters after the sailing vessel they were on ran aground three miles east of Edisto Island, Friday.

A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the boaters, and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport where EMS was waiting.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a mayday call via VHF Channel 16 at approximately 7:30 p.m. from the crew of the sailing vessel Moyo stating they gone aground or struck a submerged object with two people aboard.

The aircrew located the sailing vessel on the shoal in the surf and lowered a rescue swimmer who assisted with safely hoisting the two boaters.

The vessel owner will arrange salvage.

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