Video: Guardians rescue man trapped on sandbar

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Coast Guard rescue swimmer Jon Houlberg exits the helicopter on his way to rescue a man trapped on a sandbar below in this U.S. Coast Guard illustration. Click the image to watch video of the rescue.
Coast Guard rescue swimmer Jon Houlberg exits the helicopter on his way to rescue a man trapped on a sandbar below in this U.S. Coast Guard illustration. Click the image to watch video of the rescue.

A Coast Guard helicopter was deployed by Air Station Savannah over the weekend to rescue a man stranded on a sandbar at the north end of South Carolina’s Kiawah Island.

The man had been hiking on the beach and became stranded on a sandbar after the rising tide cut him off from shore. The man then contacted the Coast Guard for assistance.

The incident is a reminder to people to be aware of rising and receding tides and to plan their trips accordingly.

Click here for video of the rescue.

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