Man rescued from sinking boat
by The Press and Standard | May 9, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: May 9, 2019 at 8:01 am
A man and his boat were safely reunited after a mishap on Mosquito Creek the afternoon of May 3.
The crabber was navigating his small jon boat on Mosquito Creek near Bennetts Point on May 3 at 12:34 p.m. when a 9-1-1 call for assistance came into the county’s dispatch center. The man’s boat was partially submerged and taking on water after striking an old piling for a former railroad trestle.
The man, who was uninjured, was said to be waiting on one of the pilings for his rescuers.
Firefighter-paramedics went to the boat landing at B&B Seafood at 15823 Bennetts Point Road to launch Fire-Rescue’s boat. A volunteer firefighter-EMT also responded with his personal boat and a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officer arrived with a third boat.
The rescuers found the man, the rear of his boat underwater with the front well out of the water, and the man clinging to the front.
Firefighters got him onto the Fire-Rescue boat without incident. Firefighters, a sheriff’s deputy and the DNR officer recovered the man’s boat and brought it to the boat landing.