Three boaters were rescued from Port Royal Sound on Friday night after they became lost and disoriented in the fog.
The men, who were shrimp-baiting, got lost in the fog and contacted the Coast Guard on a cell phone, which died during the conversation, said Dick Jennings, a spokesman for Beaufort Water Search and Rescue.
The call came in around 8:30 p.m., and the search effort went on until midnight, Jennings said.
The men had been shrimping in a 15-foot Scout boat off the northern end of Bay Point Island earlier in the day when the fog rolled in.
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Jennings said the search and rescue squadron, a volunteer organization which assists boaters in distress, launched two boats as part of the rescue effort and had a third on standby.
The men, who anchored their boat in order to be located easier, were eventually found.