Coast Guard investigating cause of death from workboat allision on the Cooper River
2:33 PM, Jul 7, 2018
CHARLESTON, S.C. --- One person confirmed dead after Coast Guards say a workboat allided with a seawall on Friday night.
According to the Coast Guard, the incident happened on the Cooper River south of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, S.C. Watchstanders at the command center reportedly received a report that two people aboard a 24-foot Moran Environmental workboat had hit a seawall.
The operator of the boat, Edward Barnett, was reported deceased by North Carolina Police. The other person onboard suffered a leg injury and was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment.