Boater still missing in creek along Beaufort Co. coast

Published: Sep. 12, 2013 at 2:12 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2013 at 2:14 PM EDT
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BEAUFORT, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - A boater is still missing in a creek in northern Beaufort County.

A 54-year-old man was thrown into the water around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when the boat that he and another man were in made a sharp turn.

The sheriff's department identified the man who went overboard as 54-year-old Carl Mulligan.

The man who was with Mulligan on a fishing trip said his friend was tossed overboard when the boat's steering wheel broke free from its column, causing the vessel to turn sharply.

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