Crews rescue boater after sailboat hits jetties

Published: Sep. 9, 2013 at 5:02 PM EDT
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SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Crews rescued a boater after a sailboat struck some jetties in the Charleston Harbor, authorities say.

Rescue crews responded to reports of a person in the water near the north jetties off Sullivan's Island around 9:10 p.m.  Charleston County Rescue Squad Public Information Officer Trae Wright said a sailboat hit the jetties, sending one person overboard.

A Coast Guard helicopter was called to the scene to assist in the search and the person was rescued, according to officials.

The boat was towed back to shore and the victim was treated for minor injuries, Wright said.

Wright said their crews were assisted by the Coast Guard, Sullivan's Island Fire & Rescue, the North Charleston Fire Department, and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

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