3 people, dog rescued from sinking boat in Charleston Harbor

The Coast Guard rescued 3 people and a dog from their flooded 14-foot boat that was sinking in the Charleston Harbor on Sunday.

United States Coast Guard officials said the owner of the boat issued a distress call just before noon. Coast Guard crews responded and rescued the occupants at 12:06 p.m. and towed the damaged boat to shore.

As a result of Tropical Storm Beryl, sea states are very dangerous in the Charleston Harbor and surrounding maritime communities.

At the time of the rescue, Coast Guard crews on-scene reported four-foot seas within the harbor.

The Coast Guard is strongly urging boaters and swimmers to stay off and stay out of ocean waters along Georgia and South Carolina coastlines until the storm has passed and sea conditions return to normal.

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