2013-09-20 / Community Events

Georgia family rescued after drifting for two hours



Life jackets may have saved the lives of two Ellabell, Ga., adults and their son, who were were hoisted from Ossabaw Island, Ga., by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Sept. 15. The family reported to the aircrew they put their life jackets on and attempted to swim to shore after their boat began taking on water, but they got swept out to sea with the outgoing tide and drifted in Ossabaw Sound and the Atlantic Ocean for about two hours before the tide shifted, pushing them back toward Ossabaw Island. 
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kelly Winslow Life jackets may have saved the lives of two Ellabell, Ga., adults and their son, who were were hoisted from Ossabaw Island, Ga., by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Sept. 15. The family reported to the aircrew they put their life jackets on and attempted to swim to shore after their boat began taking on water, but they got swept out to sea with the outgoing tide and drifted in Ossabaw Sound and the Atlantic Ocean for about two hours before the tide shifted, pushing them back toward Ossabaw Island. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kelly Winslow

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