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Couple unharmed after boat capsized

A Seabrook couple were unharmed after their boat capsized Sunday night in the Huspah Creek near Paige Point Landing.

A 35-year-old man was on a boat with his wife at about 8 p.m. when he stood to put fuel in the vessel, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

The boat capsized, and the couple fell into the water. They were able to turn the boat upright while the 41-year-old woman yelled for help.

Both got back into the boat and began bailing water. The motor wouldn't start, and the man -- afraid the boat would sink -- got back in the water and began pulling it toward land.

A neighbor who heard the woman contacted the Sheriff's Office for assistance and helped pull the couple and their boat to a dock.

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