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Coast Guard: Two airlifted after boat grounded off Folly Beach Co. Park

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FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) -

Officials with the Coast Guard say two people were rescued by helicopter after their boat got grounded in the area of the Folly Beach County Park. 

According to emergency officials, crews were assisting the Folly Beach police and fire departments in the area of the 1100 block of West Ashley Avenue. 

Coast Guard officials say a boater reported that his boat was grounded, and said he was afraid that when high tide hits the boat, the vessel might take on water. 

The Coast Guard then deployed a helicopter out to the boat and airlifted two people to safety. 

Authorities say they will attempt to salvage the boat on Tuesday. 

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