Grounding Kills 1, Injures 2 in Charleston Harbor

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 24, 2015

One person was killed and two people were injured when a boat ran aground on Shutes Folly off Charleston, South Carolina, late Thursday evening, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.
 
One man was killed after being ejected from the vessel.  Two female passengers were treated for injuries and were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina.
 
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received the initial report of the incident from one of the injured passengers, stating their recreational boat had run aground with enough force to eject one person from the boat.
 
A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Charleston was launched aboard a 29-foot Response Boat — Small II to assist. 
 
The deceased was transported by a Mt. Pleasant Fire Department response boat.
 
The boatcrew took the two injured passengers to Station Charleston where local EMS was standing by.
 
The incident is under investigation.
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