PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) – Four men have been rescued after their boat sank in Cat Island Creek near Port Royal.
The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported their 17-foot boat went down late Saturday afternoon, leaving the four boaters bout 500 yards from shore in 52-degree water.
Beaufort Water Search and Rescue says the boaters were safely out of the water in less than an hour.
No injuries were reported. A rescue swimmer from the Parris Island Fire Department helped get the men to safety.
Lady’s Island-St. Helena Island Fire District spokesman Scott Harris said Sunday officials do now know why the boat sank.