One dies, one injured after boat capsizes in Garden City

  • Saturday, January 25, 2014

One person is dead and another is hospitalized after a boating accident.

It happened this afternoon at the tip of Garden City Beach when a boat capsized, according to reports from the scene.

County Deputy Coroner Sam Hodge said one person who was in the boat hunting has died. The identity of the person has not yet been released until the next of kin is notified.

Another person from the boat was rushed to Waccamaw Community Hospital. Captain Rodney Jewett of Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Rescue said both men were wearing camouflage clothing. He said his agency was about to launch a boat when they received word both men were onshore. He said he does  not know how they made it to land.

The accident is being investigated by the Department of Natural Resources and the Sheriff's Office. More details will be posted when received.

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