Boat catches fire on Santee River
A boat caught fire just south of the Santee River near Georgetown this morning.
The Coast Guard, state Department of Natural Resources and Charleston County emergency workers responded around 7 a.m. to the report of a fire aboard a 40-foot vessel and found it fully engulfed, according to Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Weiser.
No one was on board and no one was injured, according to Weiser, who said they’ve been in touch with the boat’s owner but didn’t know if the man had been on board before the fire.
The fire was extinguished, and the boat is now grounded in a marsh area.
The Coast Guard also responded to a boat fire near the Georgetown bridge on Sunday. Two people escaped that boat and were picked up by rescuers. Neither of them were injured, Weiser said.