Colleton County Fire-Rescue
03/May/2019 – Water Rescue – “C” Shift
Incident # 19-03035 – A crabber in a small john boat struck an old pile for a former railroad trestle in Mosquito Creek near Bennetts Point Friday afternoon. 9-1-1 received the report of the accident at 12:34 advising the boat was partially submerged and taking on water. The operator was reported to be on one of the piles awaiting rescue. He was not injured. Firefighter-Paramedics responded to the boat landing at B&B Seafood at 15823 Bennetts Point Road to launch Marine 27. A volunteer Firefighter-EMT also responded with a personal boat and a DNR Officer responded with a boat. The caller to 9-1-1 advised that a large boat would not be able to navigate the creek. Crews found the man as reported and assisted him into Marine 27 without incident. Firefighters, a Sheriff’s Deputy and the DNR Officer recovered the man’s boat and DNR pulled it back to the landing. The man did not require transport to the hospital.
Engine 6, Medic 6, Battalion 1, Squad 27, Marine 27 and Car 104 responded. Firefighter-EMT Kyle Conlan served as Incident Commander.
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