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Boaters rescued off of Port Royal Sound

Beaufort Water Search and Rescue demonstrates its airboat during the MCAS Beaufort Air Show in April 2015.
Beaufort Water Search and Rescue demonstrates its airboat during the MCAS Beaufort Air Show in April 2015. Beaufort Water Search and Rescue

Two men and two young boys were brought back safely Sunday when their boat broke down off Port Royal Sound.

By the time Beaufort Water Search and Rescue reached the 19-foot vessel, the waves were around six-feet tall due to the windy conditions, spokesman Dick Jennings said Monday.

The group had been stranded for about an hour after they left land around 2 p.m., Jennings said.

He recommends boaters check the weather and call 911 if their boats break down.

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