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Angler dies after boat capsized

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A fisherman is dead after a boat capsized Wednesday night on the Beaufort River. A fisherman is dead after a boat capsized Wednesday night on the Beaufort River.
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

A fisherman is dead and another is in a hospital after their boat capsized Wednesday night on the Beaufort River.

The Island Packet reports that the surviving fisherman told rescuers they were fishing for oysters near Corn Island when it happened. He said they stayed atop the capsized skiff for a while before the other man tried to swim to shore. He did not make it. The men worked for Sea Eagle, a Beaufort Seafood Market.

Their names have not yet been released. Read full story on the Island Packet website.

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