The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an 81-year-old man whose boat began sinking in Little Back River, Georgia on Saturday. Coast Guard Station Tybee watchstanders relayed a message at 8:32 p.m. that a man was on a 16-foot vessel taking on water.A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew responded, along with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Eagle one aircrew. “Our crew was fortunate to find this gentleman after an hour of searching by using an approximate cell phone location ping,” said Lt. Christinia Batchelder, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, the pilot on the case. “We recommend mariners make a survival kit with flares and a radio in case they find themselves in a dangerous situation so the Coast Guard can locate them quickly.”After being hoisted from the water, the man was transferred to emergency medical services at Savannah International Airport.

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an 81-year-old man whose boat began sinking in Little Back River, Georgia on Saturday.

Coast Guard Station Tybee watchstanders relayed a message at 8:32 p.m. that a man was on a 16-foot vessel taking on water.

A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew responded, along with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Eagle one aircrew.

“Our crew was fortunate to find this gentleman after an hour of searching by using an approximate cell phone location ping,” said Lt. Christinia Batchelder, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, the pilot on the case. “We recommend mariners make a survival kit with flares and a radio in case they find themselves in a dangerous situation so the Coast Guard can locate them quickly.”

After being hoisted from the water, the man was transferred to emergency medical services at Savannah International Airport.

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