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9:41 am on Monday June 17, 2013

Drowning is a leading cause of death in children; tips to be safe in water

via WMBF News: A leading cause of death in children is drowning, and home swimming pools are the most common place for a child younger than 5-years-old to drown. Approximately 400 children age 14 and younger drown each year in pools and spas, and...
9:10 am on Wednesday January 9, 2013

Bluffton man honored after saving toddler

In July Bluffton resident Frank Szczepanik spotted a drowning toddler, and some quick thinking and CPR skills let him save young Lilac Slade — and for those actions he was honored on Tuesday.
12:52 am on Sunday September 9, 2012

Hours after graduating, Marine drowns off Hunting Island beach

Update: The Marine has been identified as Jonathon Crawford of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion. Crawford was meritoriously promoted to the rank of private first class. First reporting: Just a few hours after graduating from boot camp at...
5:27 am on Monday August 20, 2012

Teen dies after storm on Lake Marion

Image by Flickr user CyberMacs The storm that rolled across the Charleston area early Sunday afternoon also hit Lake Marion were a boat with six people on board began taking on water. Eventually that boat began to sink and the passengers attempted...
12:48 am on Friday June 22, 2012

Rising senior at Beaufort High School drowns in Lady's Island pond (Updated)

Flickr user freefoto (Updates at the bottom.) 17-year-old Semaj Johnson was out swimming with three friends on Wednesday, however Johnson tried to turn back to shore but never made it. Multiple reports abound, but the better is the written one at...
5:01 am on Monday July 25, 2011

Why no life guards for Hunting Island? (Update: Question's back; Would you apply?)

Flickr user Jordan Update July 25: Nearly a year on since the first update just below, the question is back after several were pulled from Hunting Island waters by other beach goers. The substance of the discussion remains much unchanged though The...
5:38 am on Sunday July 3, 2011

Boating or beaching? The top six tips of how to to stay safe in Beaufort County

Flickr user jon smith 'una nos lucror' The shore can sneak away from you fast - not so bad for these two yet, but imagine being on the further out sandbar. Beaufort is a fantastic place, in large thanks to all the water that surrounds us. It...
3:44 am on Sunday July 3, 2011

Boating or beaching? The top seven tips of how to stay safe in Charleston waters

Image by Flickr user jon smith 'una nos lucror' The shore can sneak away from you fast - not so bad for these two yet, but imagine being on the further out sandbar. Charleston is a fantastic place, in large thanks to all the water that surrounds...
3:44 am on Sunday July 3, 2011

Boating or beaching? The top seven tips of how to stay safe in Myrtle Beach waters

Flickr user jon smith 'una nos lucror' The shore can sneak away from you fast - not so bad for these two yet, but imagine being on the further out sandbar. Myrtle Beach is a fantastic place, in large thanks to all the water that surrounds us. It...
5:00 am on Thursday April 21, 2011

Beach goers: Beware sandbars, incoming tides, and being cut off from land

Flickr user jon smith 'una nos lucror' The shore can sneak away from you fast - not so bad for these two yet, but imagine being on the further out sandbar. Beach weather is effectively here in South Carolina and a story about two teens being...

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