Horry County firefighters assist Marine helicopter after emergency landing

Horry County firefighters assist Marine helicopter after emergency landing

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County firefighters assisted after a Marine helicopter had to make an emergency landing Tuesday due to a mechanical issue.

"From time to time we, in the fire service, respond to unusual calls," states a Facebook post from Horry County Fire Rescue Station 24. "Today the guys at Sta. 24 responded to a field off of Ridge Rd. to help assist a CH-53 from New River Marine Base."

The crews helped make repairs after the helicopter had to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical issue, and the helicopter was able to lift back off.

"We were glad to be able to help those that serve our country and spend a little bit of time with them," the post states.

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