JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Several agencies and the county coroner responded to a plane crash in Abbapoola Creek on Johns Island Saturday afternoon.
According to St. Johns Fire District, crews were dispatched to a plane crash in Abbapoola Creek off of Legareville Road near Sol Legare Boat Landing between James and Johns Island.
The FAA says the crash occurred at 12:50 p.m. and involved a small Piper PA-28 plane. They said two people were aboard the plane.
Chief Kunitzer with St Johns Fire District initially confirmed to News 2 that “multiple victims” were involved in the crash.
“The crash is extensive and tough to get to,” Chief Kunitzer said. Officials ushered an airboat to the marsh to investigate.
At 3:19 p.m., Chief Kunitzer with the St Johns Fire District confirmed one person was dead.
Crews are working to locate another potential victim.
Count on 2 for updates.