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Three rescued from capsized boat in Waccamaw River, officials report

Three people were saved from a capsized boat Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Waccamaw River near Hagley Landing in Pawley’s Island.
Three people were saved from a capsized boat Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Waccamaw River near Hagley Landing in Pawley’s Island. Midway Fire Rescue

Three people were rescued from a capsized boat Saturday in the Waccamaw River, according to Midway Fire Rescue officials.

Water rescue crews responded to the call near Hagley Landing in Pawleys Island just after 11 a.m. and made contact with the three people standing on the sinking boat just before noon, Midway Fire Chief Doug Eggiman said.

Eggiman told The Sun News that the three people were getting warm in an ambulance before determining whether it was necessary to transport any of them to a hospital.

The U.S. Coast Guard and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources assisted with the rescue, Eggiman added.

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