South Carolina Teens Rescued off Hilton Head - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

07/26/05

South Carolina Teens Rescued off Hilton Head

Three missing South Carolina teens have the Coast Guard Air Station Savannah to thank for their rescue at sea. The three left Charleston on Saturday morning, and after a day out at sea, their boat would not start. A Coast Guard crew from Hunter Army Airfield was out on a routine flight when they spotted the boat 40 miles off the coast of Hilton Head.

"It's a great feeling we found them and I think that's why we all joined the Coast Guard," said flight mechanic Eric Hansen.

The crew returned to Hunter this afternoon from Charleston. They'd like to remind all boaters to always have battery backup if the power fails like it did for these boaters.

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