A downed helicopter crashed on Waties Island near North Myrtle Beach.
Horry County Fire Rescue crews, who responded by boat and by land, stated that no one died in the crash.
Waties Island is an undeveloped barrier island in the eastern coast of South Carolina. It is under the jurisdiction of Coastal Carolina University and is used primarily as an educational research facility. Waties Island is one of the last remaining undeveloped barrier islands on the South Carolina coast.
HCFR spokesperson Tony Casey said crews were dispatched around 6 p.m. Wednesday to a small helicopter that crashed on the beach.
There was one person on board who was not hurt in the crash.
At 6:01 p.m., Horry County Fire Rescue crews—on boat and by land—were dispatched to Waties Island for a small helicopter crash. A single occupant was uninjured. The aircraft will be removed from the beach before an investigation takes place.#HCFR pic.twitter.com/orgWjFOTI3— Horry SC Fire Rescue (@hcfirerescue) October 8, 2020
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