Boaters rescue 2 after plane crashes in South Carolina lake

Boaters rescue 2 after plane crashes in South Carolina lake
(FOX Carolina)

SALEM, S.C. — Two people were rescued after the small float plane they were in crashed into a South Carolina lake.

Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief David Owens says a man and woman were not hurt following Wednesday’s accident on Lake Jocassee.

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He says they were helped from the wreckage by people who were boating nearby. The crash happened just before 1 p.m. near the dam where the water is about 600 feet deep.

Officials said it appeared the plane was trying to take back off after landing on the lake when something malfunctioned and led to the crash.

The two people onboard were evaluated by a medical team but were OK.

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