Man flown to hospital in Coast Guard helicopter after jet ski crash near Cape Romain

The Coast Guard airlifted a man to the hospital Sunday after a jet ski crash near the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. (file/Wade Spees)

A 50-year-old man had to be flown to a hospital Sunday after he and his wife were ejected from a jet ski into rocks off Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, according to the U.S. Coast Guard in Charleston.

The man suffered injuries to his neck and arm, but his wife was uninjured and called for help, according to a media release. Charleston consolidated dispatch notified Coast Guard officials of the crash about 1 p.m.

A crew aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Facility in Charleston was diverted to respond. Once on scene, the helicopter crew hoisted the boater and took him to Medical University Hospital for treatment. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources personnel found the wife and took her to the same hospital so she could be with her husband, the release states. His condition is unknown.

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