Coast Guard rescues 3 after emergency landing on Ossabaw Island

Updated: Jul. 8, 2017 at 4:36 PM EDT
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The Coast Guard rescued three people after their aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Ossabaw Island in Georgia.

OSSABAW ISLAND (WTOC) - Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center were notified of a mayday call from the aircrew of a Cessna 210 that came in at 9:35 a.m. from Air Traffic Control.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and accompanying crew were dispatched from the Coast Guard Air Station in Savannah at 9:52 a.m. to help the three crewmembers. The helicopter arrived on the beach at 10:09, loaded all three passengers and safely transported them back to the air station.

No injuries were reported.

The aircraft is registered to Coastal Flight Surgeons INC, who are based in Townsend, Georgia. They are a small organization made up of doctors.

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