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Fire department rescues 2 from Congaree River

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The Columbia Fire Department rescued two men after their boat capsized on the Congaree River Sunday morning.

Firefighters were called to the river under the Jarvis Klapman Bridge at about 6:40 a.m. Sunday for a report of two men stranded on the rocks.  Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said the men's john boat capsized and left them stranded.

One man was wearing a personal flotation device.  Firefighters lowered a personal flotation device to the other man, who put it on.

The men were brought to shore by the department's swift water rescue boat.  The fire department helped the Department of Natural Resources recover the capsized john boat from the river.

Nobody was injured.

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