CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Two people were rescued after their 17-foot boat capsized near Bulls Bay in Charleston County Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Coast Guard, the boaters stated their craft swamped with water after their anchor line became caught in their boat's propellers, pulling one end of the vessel underwater.
After the Coast Guard was notified of the distress situation at 4 p.m., they launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from their facility in Charleston; a US Navy helicopter in the area also responded to assist.
Authorities say the Dolphin crew arrived on scene at 4:36 p.m. and located the boaters.
The helicopter crew then hoisted the boaters, a man and a woman, who were evaluated; a Coast Guard report states both were in good condition with no medical concerns.
The two were then taken to Mount Pleasant airport and reunited with family.
"Accidents at sea can happen at any time," a Coast Guard press release stated."Wearing life jackets, having a VHF radio, and remaining with an overturned vessel are key factors from this case that led to a successful rescue."