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Shrimp boat sinks in Shem Creek overnight

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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - Early Wednesday morning, a shrimp boat owner woke up to find his boat was half-way submerged into water.

The owner, who Charleston County Dispatchers identified as Rocky Magwood, called for help around 1:50 a.m.

Magwood's boat is named "Lady Eva."

The U.S. Coast Guard was also notified but did not go out to investigate. Fire, police and EMS responded to the incident and reported no injuries. No one was aboard the boat when it began to sink.

Magwood called for a towing truck to haul the boat away.

There is no word yet on what caused the shrimp boat to sink.
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