Columbia Fire Department rescue two from Congaree River

August 4, 2013 

— The Columbia Fire Department rescued two people from the Congaree River early Sunday morning after their boat capsized, leaving them stranded on some rocks beneath the Jarvis Klapman Bridge.

It happened at about 6:40 a.m. after a “motorized john boat” capsized, according to Brick Lewis, spokesman for the department. One of the victims -- who were not identified in a news release -- was wearing a life jacket, while the other was not. After getting a life jacket to one of the victims, firefighters pulled them from the water.

No one was injured.

The Department of Natural Resources is trying to locate the boat.

Adam Beam

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