- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Three Upstate men are recovering after their aluminum fishing boat took on water and capsized in the Morgan River.

The Island Packet reported (https://bit.ly/1ujRJcc) the men were rescued early Saturday morning by rescue workers who saw the glow of the men’s flashlight.

Dick Jennings of the Beaufort Water Search & Rescue Squad says the men called 911 about 1:20 a.m. Saturday. He says the men were floating in their life jackets and hanging onto their boat’s bow.

Jennings said the men launched Friday evening from Eddings Point and hoped to do some shrimping before heading to Hunting Island to camp. Strong waves killed their motor and began to sink their boat.

Jennings says the men were treated at Eddings Point but declined to be taken to a hospital.


Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com

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