Marine Patrol Saves Three Boaters Stranded at Sea

Picture of crashed boat Courtesy SCMPD Marine Patrol

Severe weather and engine trouble led to a rescue at sea by the SCMPD Marine Patrol Saturday.

About 11:30 Saturday morning, Marine Patrol officers were dispatched to sound between Dafuski Island and the Savannah River, where three boaters sought refuge on large rocks. Strong waves pushed their vessel into the rocks causing it to take on water.

Marine Patrol says the boaters encountered engine trouble and dangerous weather conditions while returning to Savannah from a fishing trip.

Metro’s Marine Patrol safely retrieved the three men and transported them to the President Street Boat Ramp. No injuries were reported.

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