The U.S. Coast Guard reported rescuing a stranded swimmer off Morris Island early Monday.
The 30-year-old Mount Pleasant man, whose name was not released, was picked up by a rescue crew in an MH-65 helicopter about 2 a.m., the Coast Guard said.
The man had been aboard a 41-foot recreational boat and had left the boat Sunday evening to swim with a friend, the Coast Guard said.
The boat was not anchored and began to drift. One person was able to swim back to the boat, but the other man was stranded in the water.
Coast Guard search and rescue coordinators were notified of the missing swimmer at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday via a 911 relay from Isle of Palms dispatch, the Coast Guard said.
The man was evaluated by EMS at Air Facility Charleston, which is at Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island.
The man was reported to be in stable condition, the Coast Guard said.
Also assisting in the search were the Sullivan's Island Fire and Rescue Department, Charleston County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.