Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet, SC - MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) - Two people were saved Tuesday night after their boat began taking on water off the shores of Murrells Inlet.

According to Coast Guard officials, the 27-foot boat began sinking after 9 p.m. The boat was pulling a 45-foot barge when it made the call for help.

When rescue teams arrived to the location of the boat, two people were found on board. Both were pulled to safety.

It is unclear what caused the tugboat to begin taking on water.

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