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Police Blotter: Boaters rescued after crashing into jetty

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012

  • Updated Wednesday, September 12, 2012 5:02 am

Georgetown County deputies were dispatched to Murrells Inlet at about 2 p.m. Saturday because of a boating accident.
According to reports, a boat hit the jetties and overturned.
When deputies arrived, someone from Express Water Sports already had one of the vessel’s occupants on a boat and was taking her to the dock to meet with EMS.
Two people were still on the jetty and one was suffering a leg injury. One of the men was able to swim to the Sheriff’s boat.
He said his friend on the jetty could not swim and the life jacket did not fit him.
The seas were about 5 feet as the rescue was taking place.
Deputy John Magann jumped in the water and swam to the jetty where he met the man who said he could move his leg but it was very painful.
Magann gave the man a larger life jacket and another floatation device. A boat from Parasail Express was used to transport the man from the jetty to shore.
He was then transported to the hospital by EMS.
Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire and the Department of Natural Resources assisted with this call.

Kids videotaped

A 33-year-old woman from Half Moon Trail in Pawleys Island said her 46-year-old female neighbor has been taking videos of her children.
She said her children were walking down the road and the neighbor was walking her dog when she started videoing them Sunday afternoon.
The woman said she has had problems with her neighbor for over a year.
The video-taper told a deputy she took out her camera because the child’s mother sent her kids out to harass her.
Both parties were advised to stay away from each other.

Jailer threatened

A 25-year-old inmate at the Georgetown County Detention Center is accused of threatening a male officer Sunday afternoon.
The inmate was reportedly upset because the guards refused his request for hair grease.
He allegedly reached through the trap door of his cell in an attempt to grab the officer.
When he missed, he started making threats.
In a profanity-laced tirade, he told the guard he was going to kill him.

After-school fight

The Carvers Bay High School Resource Officer heard a loud commotion in a hallway of the school Friday afternoon and then saw “numerous amounts of students gathered around what appeared to be an altercation,” the report states.
Some students had already separated two 15-year-old males who were fighting. One of the students would not calm down and had to be handcuffed to get him to the principal’s office.
They both said the fight started over some books. One of the teens complained of hand pain from the fight and was checked out by the school nurse.
Both students were charged with disorderly conduct.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.— Compiled by Scott Harper


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