Coast Guard Credits Boaters with Water Rescue - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

04/03/06

Coast Guard Credits Boaters with Water Rescue

The Coast Guard is crediting some boaters for saving all the people on board a touring boat after it sank off the coast of Hilton Head Island. This picture was taken by the Coast Guard of the accident site. The ferry boat Coconut Woman overturned and sank Saturday afternoon in Calibogue Sound.

Coast Guard officials say people from a passing pleasure boat picked up the passengers and crew. Six passengers had to be treated for mild hypothermia, but all of the people that were on board are in good condition.

The ferry remains in the sound and the Coast Guard is advising boaters to stay away from the area because it is a hazard to navigation.

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com

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