Boat operator dies in crash with seawall in South Carolina

July 7, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a man operating a work boat has died after crashing into a seawall near the South Carolina coast.

Authorities say the 24-foot (7-meter) vessel called Miss June ran into the wall on the Cooper River in North Charleston around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

The Coast Guard said in a release that the boat’s operator, Edward Barnett, died. A second crew member on the boat hurt a leg.

The Coast Guard is investigating the collision, along with the North Charleston Police and state Department of Natural Resources.

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