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Coast Guard investigating cause of death from workboat allision on the Cooper River

Posted: 2:33 PM, Jul 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-07 18:33:32Z

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. 

The cause of the incident is under investigation.