Coast Guard rescues hunter from Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Coast Guard rescues hunter from Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
(Source: WPTV)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A 45-year-old hunter is recovering after he twisted his ankle while he was hunting on Sunday.

Coast Guard crews from Air Station Savannah med-evaced the injured hunter, taking him to a Savannah hospital for further treatment.

“We’re glad we could get in to assist,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Walker, a rescue swimmer. “We don’t conduct many rescue operations in heavily forested areas, but we’re trained to work in challenging conditions.”

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