- Ellen Eldridge The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Two people became stranded on Little Tybee Island on Tuesday morning after their canoe paddles broke and they swam ashore, officials said.
Coast Guard Station Tybee Island watchstanders received a distress call at 10:45 a.m. via cell phone from one of the canoers, who said they were stranded and needed help, according to a news release.
Three minutes later, a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew that was training in the area went to help the stranded people.
The Dolphin crew hoisted the canoers at 11:05 a.m. and flew them to Air Station Savannah, the release said.
No injuries were reported.
The names of the people stranded were not released.