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Coast guard assists boaters in Georgetown Saturday morning

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GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF)-


Crews from the Coast Guard Station in Georgetown assisted three boaters who were in distress Saturday morning on the South Santee River in distance of the Santee Coastal Reserve.

The Charleston Coast Guard command center was notified of the incident at 6:42 a.m. by Charleston County's Consolidated 911 Center.

According to Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Soto, the initial report stated the 55-foot long yacht Seagull was taking on water while transiting in the area of the Santee River delta. No injuries have been reported.

A crew from Georgetown Station assisted with a 25-foot small Response Boat. Once on scene, the crew climbed aboard the Seagull and analyzed the situation.

After inspection, Georgetown Station crew members identified a crack in the stern section of the yacht, which caused the flooding.

Water level in the engine room was reported at three feet high. Station Georgetown crew members brought a pump aboard and began de watering the yacht. Georgetown crew escorted the yacht to a pier at Hazard Marine in Georgetown, after the flooding was under control.

For more information contact the Coast Guard 7th District Public Affairs Detachment Jacksonville at 305-318-1864.



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