CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - One person was killed when heavy waves washed six people off a boat on Lake Moultrie.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that a double amputee and four other people were able to swim to rocks near Pinopolis Dam. Authorities haven't released the name of the person who died.
Berkeley County Rescue Chief Bill Salisbury says rescuers got a call shortly before 1 p.m. that a boat was taking on water. Rescue workers found that a 22-foot pontoon-type deck boat was anchored fishing when a storm started.
The boat started filling with water, the occupants couldn't free the anchor, the 200-horsepower engine stalled, and waves washed the passengers into the lake.
The coroner's office and the Department of Natural Resources are investigating.