Emergency crews searching for 2 boaters after finding overturned boat off Harbor Island

Updated: Nov. 17, 2020 at 6:56 PM EST
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Emergency crews are searching for two missing boaters after authorities found an overturned boat in Beaufort County on Tuesday.

Officials with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said they received a report at 4:30 p.m. of a boat that was overturned off of Harbor Island.

“Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol and Aviation units, the Beaufort Marine Rescue and the Lady’s Island-St. Helena Island Fire Department are currently searching for two boaters, who were believed to have been on-board,” the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities said residents and boaters in the Harbor Island area can expect to see an increased public safety presence while the search is ongoing. 

“The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office appreciates your continued commitment to the safety of our community,” the sheriff’s office said.

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