LITTLE RIVER, SC – The US Coast Guard and Horry County Fire Rescue were called to a disabled boat just offshore near Little River Friday morning.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Soto says watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center received a distress call from the boaters around 9:45 a.m. The boaters reported the bow of their vessel was damaged and that the boat was taking on water. They also reported one of the people aboard suffered a leg injury and was having a hard time breathing.
According to Brian Van Arnem with HCFR, three people were rescued approximately 11 miles east of Myrtle Beach and were flown by a Coast Guard helicopter to the Myrtle Beach International Airport with injuries. From the airport, the three people were transported to local hospitals for treatment.