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One dead, one injured after boat hits dock near Chapin

Chapin, SC – (Paul Kirby) One person is confirmed dead, and one more is reported to be injured, after a boat crashed into a dock early Sunday on Lake Murray out of Chapin.

According to SCDNR, the accident happened around 6 a.m. Sunday near Wessinger Island and Heimatsweg Road near Chapin. This is near the end of Old Lexington Highway. The county’s EMS, and firefighters from the Crossroads Fire Station responded as well.

Two people were on the boat at the time of the accident. One was pronounced dead at the scene. Another was transported to an area hospital and is being treated for injuries they received in the accident.

DNR continues to investigate.

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