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Coast Guard rescues three boaters near Whale Creek

The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Saturday when their vessel ran aground near Whale Creek. (Source: USCG) The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Saturday when their vessel ran aground near Whale Creek. (Source: USCG)

WHALE CREEK, SC (WMBF) – The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Saturday when their vessel ran aground near Whale Creek.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center received a call at 7:38 p.m. from a 17-foot center console, according to a news release.

The boaters said their engine had malfunctioned and a tow company was dispatched to the scene. When it was discovered the boat was in too-shallow water, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Facility Charleston rescued the three boaters at 10:22 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

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