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Coast Guard Charleston rescues injured boater in harbor

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Members of Coast Guard Station Charleston rescued an injured boater Friday 14 miles southeast of Charleston Harbor.

According to the Coast Guard, the 54-year-old man suffered a burn while he was aboard the Aqua Pearl. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders briefed a Coast Guard flight surgeon who recommended the man be medically evacuated.

Station Charleston crewmembers were launched aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium to recover the patient. Station Charleston crewmembers arrived on scene at 12:02 p.m. and transferred the man from his vessel onto the RB-M and transported him back to shore where an EMS crew was waiting.

The man was handed off to EMS at approximately 1:10 p.m. From there, EMS took him to Medical University Hospital.

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