Man escapes burning, sinking sailboat on Wando River

Smoke visible over Family Circle Tennis Center.
Smoke visible over Family Circle Tennis Center.

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A man escaped his burning catamaran as it sank in the Wando River on Tuesday afternoon.

US Coast Guard officials say the fire happened aboard the 29-foot boat just before 4:30 p.m.  The man escaped on a dinghy, a small vessel.

Smoke was visible from North Charleston, Daniel Island, and Mt. Pleasant.

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