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Coast Guard rescues 4 from disabled boat near Charleston

Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Connally and Fireman Jackson Tucker stand tow watch of a 20-foot...
Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Connally and Fireman Jackson Tucker stand tow watch of a 20-foot boat with four people aboard 9 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 22, 2021. The 20-foot boat was not equipped with radio communication onboard and waved down a good Samaritan to contact the Coast Guard for assistance. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)(United States Coast Guard)
Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 11:37 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A United States Coast Guard crew rescued four people after their boat became disabled Thursday.

Officials say the disabled boat was first reported to watchstanders by a good samaritan who reported the boat had no communication equipment and was approximately nine miles off the Charleston coast. Crews were able to tow the boat and people to Remley’s Point boat ramp.

Coast Guard officials say no medical concerns were reported.

Petty Officer 2nd James Sokol stressed the importance of communications equipment.

“Having a VHF-FM radio is a very important form of communication to call the Coast Guard or other mariners in case you are in distress on the water,” Petty Officer 2nd James Sokol said. “It’s always important to check your boat, engine, and safety equipment when going on the water and have a float plan in place.”

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