Couple saved by officials after boat had capsized in Duck Pond area

Berkeley County News
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – At 10:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, a call went out about a missing couple who were thought to be in the Duck Pond area in Cross, according to officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials stated that the couple then called 911 around 10:40 a.m. and said their boat had capsized and was sinking. The couple did not know where they were, but said they were working to get to dry land, authorities added.

Officials responded and then flagged down two men driving by, with a boat in tow. These men, who were identified as George and Jimmy Hughes, immediately stepped into action.

The Hughes and Deputy Alsbrook set out and quickly found the capsized boat, according to officials.

They continued to look for the couple, and, within minutes, they located the couple on a cove near Duck Pond, officials stated.

They brought the couple safely back.

Berkeley County EMS responded and treated the woman onsite for minor concerns.

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