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How 8-year-old Lilly’s ‘special occasion’ led to a Lowcountry pluff mud rescue

Lilly Pike, an 8-year-old Beaufort native, heard the cries of a man who was stuck in a marsh on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Lilly alerted adult Sissy McClam, who called 911. Beaufort Water Search and Rescue responded and sent an airboat out to the man, who had a dog with him.

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Lilly Pike: 'It was pretty scary yesterday'

8-year-old Lilly Pike, of Beaufort, talks about how she felt on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, when she heard a man yelling for help in the marsh while playing behind her friend's home in Beaufort.
Delayna Earley dearley@beaufortgazette.com
 Lilly Pike: 'It was pretty scary yesterday' 0:39

Lilly Pike: 'It was pretty scary yesterday'

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