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Coast Guard rescues two from storm-tossed sailboat

A man and a woman were rescued off the Charleston jetties Thursday when their sailboat ran hard aground and began to take on water through a punctured hull.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received the initial report at approximately 9:50 a.m., from the captain of the 36-foot sailing vessel Sunshine stating that foul weather had pushed his boat up on the rocks of the Charleston jetties, puncturing the hull.

Due to the depth of water, the boat crew couldn’t get close enough to take the two people directly aboard.

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