Cooper River boat crash

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a deadly boat crash on the Cooper River that occurred on Friday. US Coast Guard/Provided.

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating after a man died when his boat crashed into a seawall on Friday in the Cooper River. 

Authorities were called to the crash at 11:31 p.m. Friday, south of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, according to the Coast Guard. There were two people aboard the Miss June, a 24-foot Moran Environmental work boat.  

The boat's operator, Edward Barnett, was identified as the deceased party, the Coast Guard said. Another crew member suffered a leg injury and was transported to Medical University Hospital.

What caused the crash remains under investigation. 

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