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USS New York sailor rescued off South Carolina coast

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 17:06:17-04

A sailor from the USS New York was rescued at-sea after failing to muster on Thursday.

According to the Navy, a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter crew from HSM-46 embarked from the USS Jason Dunham and performed the rescue.

The helicopter located the Sailor who was recovered by their SAR swimmer shortly after 11 p.m.

The cause of the incident is currently under investigation. At this time, the Sailor is in the ship’s Medical department for evaluation and observation and is being treated for minor injuries.

The guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and Coast Guard Cutter Tybee also assisted in search and rescue (SAR) efforts.

New York, Jason Dunham and Vicksburg are currently operating off the coast of South Carolina as part of an Amphibious Readiness Group exercise.