- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Two sailors are safe after their 36-foot sailboat grounded on the Charleston Harbor jetties in rough seas.

The U.S. Coast Guard reports it received a call shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday that the boat had been pushed onto the rock jetties and its hull punctured.

A small boat crew and a helicopter were dispatched. The small boat crew was able to toss a line and pull the man and woman to safety. They were not hurt.

The National Weather Service warns of rip currents and high surf along the South Carolina coast with a storm system at sea.

There’s a low pressure system about 210 miles off the North Carolina-South Carolina border and the National Hurricane Center says there’s 80 percent chance it could become a subtropical storm.


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