Three boaters rescued from Congaree River

03/30/2014 8:34 PM

03/30/2014 8:49 PM

Three people on a boat in the Congaree River in the vicinity of the Blossom Street bridge were rescued Sunday afternoon by a passing boat.

The three who were rescued were on a boat that started taking on water and apparently sank an hour or two before sundown, according to initial reports from the Columbia Fire Department.

The three rescued people were then taken to the landing on Rosewood Drive extention, where river units from the Columbia Fire Department and the Richland County EMS were, said department spokesman Brick Lewis.

The EMS took two persons to a local hospital, and the third person was treated and released, Lewis said. He did not know the condition of the two who were taken to the hospital.

The boat that took on water had been anchored in the river when the incident happened, he said.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service