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Six rescued from boat 15 miles offshore of Charleston

Photo: SOURCE: US Coast Guard

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Coast Guard rescued six men from a boat that was taking on water 15 miles offshore of Charleston Sunday morning.

In a release, the Coast Guard says a crewmember alerted the Coast Guard around 6:37 a.m. after the 39-foot boat started taking on water.

The Coast Guard then sent a boat crew that transferred over a crewmember and a dewatering pump that kept the boat afloat until it moored at the Safe Harbor City Boatyard.

“The mariners were prepared by having a VHF-FM radio onboard to provide us an exact location to find them,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Frank Marrano of the Coast Guard said. “Our crew trains weekly for these scenarios and ensures our dewatering pumps are operational at all times.”

No injuries or medical concerns were reported.

Meanwhile, the Coast Guard’s search for possible missing jet skiers is over, as an official says they were found safe in the area.

Two jet skiers were riding the wake of a container ship Sunday night in the Charleston Harbor, according to Coast Guard Station Charleston spokesperson Lt. Emily Trudeau.

At 6:43 p.m., someone reported losing sight of them, leading to a search.

Trudeau confirmed around 8:40 p.m., that the search was over, and nobody was hurt.

Trudeau says the Coast Guard does not recommend riding the wakes of ships.

The Charleston Police Department and the Mount Pleasant Police Department also responded to the incident.

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