Saturday, June 28, 2008

Another Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue

Some more Coastie news you won't see in the Charleston Post and Courier.

A United States Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter evacuated a man aboard the 110-foot fishing boat Thunderstar while approximately 44-miles southeast of Charleston Harbor, on Tuesday June 18, 2008 at 1:39 p.m.

Below the approach to F/V Thunderstar in rough seas:

The Thunderstar is a head boat based on Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC that conducts daily trips The Thunderstar with a top speed of 26 knots normally makes the run to the gulf stream in about 3 hours and returns about 7 hours later.

Henry Mizell, 75, was a passenger aboard Thunderstar when he began experiencing chest pains. The ship's owner contacted Coast Guard Sector Charleston on VHF channel 16 to request assistance. Coast Guard Sector Charleston then requested assistance from a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah helicopter in the area to medivac the man.

Below the Air Crew Brings Mr. Mizell aboard:

The aircrew diverted to the scene and safely hoisted the man from the vessel in what was reported as 15-foot seas, not a easy job but all in the days work for the guys from Savannah. Mizell was then taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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