One person dead in boating accident near Garden City

One person died in a boating accident near Garden City according to Captain Robert McCullough with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

McCullough said two duck hunters fell out of their boat as they were heading in. One was taken to the hospital, the other died.

Three Coastal Carolina University students who were fishing in the area and three additional duck hunters notified law enforcement and provided assistance and aide to the boaters, according to a report from the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.

Crews with DNR will continue to investigate the accident.