Three rescued from sinking boat near North Bridge

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say three people were rescued from a sinking boat on the Ashley River near the North Bridge on Wednesday.

Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said the jon boat started taking on water just before 3 p.m.  Francis said the trio were able to make it to shore.  They are now ok and being checked out by EMS. 

Fire and police and Coast Guard responded to the scene, Francis added.

The boat did not sink entirely.

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