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Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat near Beaufort

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued three people from a commercial fishing boat that capsized in Beaufort County.

The Coast Guard office in Charleston says the 15-foot boat capsized in St. Helena Sound around noon Wednesday.

A helicopter from Charleston arrived and was able to hoist the three people aboard.

The crew members were flown to Johns Island Executive Airport, where they met their family members.

No one was hurt.

Officials say there is no indication of pollution from the overturned boat. The owner and operator of the boat are planning salvage operations.

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