Boater rescued off coast of Edisto Beach

EDISTO BEACH, SC (WCSC) - A Turkish man is back on solid ground after being rescued early Friday morning off the coast of Edisto Beach.

The Coast Guard says 37-year-old Tolga Deniz was rescued around midnight after his 30-foot sailboat began taking on water about 13 miles off shore.

Deniz called the Coast Guard around 11 p.m. Thursday. One hour later, Deniz was airlifted to safety and taken to shore. He did not suffer any injuries.

Officials are unsure what caused the boat to take on water. Deniz recently bought the boat and was headed to Florida to have it shipped overseas.

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