Coast Guard rescues 8 from boat grounded near SC island

The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued eight boaters from a grounded 21-foot recreational boat near an island located about 15 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina.

The Coast Guard command center in Charleston received a call early Saturday advising that the boat had run aground on a sandbar near Capers Island. A helicopter crew hoisted four boaters and took them to Mount Pleasant Regional Airport. The rescue crew returned and hoisted the four remaining boaters.

The Coast Guard says all boaters were reported to be in good condition.