Adult, 2 children rescued from riptide at Folly Beach

Updated: Sep. 14, 2020 at 5:16 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Emergency crews rescued three people Sunday who officials say became caught in a riptide.

Two boys, eight and six years old, and an unrelated 43-year-old woman were caught in a riptide at the county park area on the west end of the beach. Calls initially came in at around 6:22 p.m., reportedly after lifeguards left for the day.

Folly Beach Public Safety Chief Andrew Gilreath said crews performed CPR on the 6-year-old and took the child to an area hospital. There was no immediate word on the child’s condition.

EMS took the woman to a hospital with non-life-threatening issues, he said.

Gilreath said the 8-year-old was evaluated but was not taken to the hospital.

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