Coast Guard, DNR rescue 7 after boat crash in Tybee Creek

Coast Guard, DNR rescue 7 after boat crash in Tybee Creek
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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) -A Coast Guard Station Tybee Response Boat and Georgia Department of Natural Resources personnel rescued seven people after their vessel became aground on Tybee Creek.

Watchstanders at the Charleston Command Center received a report from Georgia DNR stating a vessel was aground on Tybee Creek with five people thrown into the water. Two of those five are in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

The people were taken to a local restaurant on Tybee Island to wait for EMS where five people were treated for injuries.

The Station Tybee crew then returned to the grounded vessel to dewater it.

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