The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man who was injured when he wrecked his boat near Ship Island on Friday afternoon.
Watchstanders in Mobile were notified at 2:31 p.m. that a man had run his pleasure craft aground and hurt his leg, according to a release from the Coast Guard.
A Coast Guard crew from Gulfport and three Biloxi Fire Department paramedics launched a boat at 2:45 p.m. to retrieve the man. They arrived at 3:25 p.m.
The release said a good Samaritan helped lift the man to the boat crew.
The man was taken to the Gulfport Coast Guard station, then by ambulance to Keesler Medical Center.