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Single engine plane crashes in Congaree River

Published: Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:49 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2014 at 8:49 PM EST
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CALHOUN COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A single engine aircraft crashed into the Congaree River Saturday afternoon.

According to Lt. Rob McCullough with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resource, the aircraft crashed in the river in Calhoun County.

The accident was near the Carolina Eastman Facility.

The plane was totally submerged in the water.

The pilot was taken to the hospital and has been released.

Paul McNeil with Boy Scout Troop 597 from Dacula, Georgia said the troop was paddling down the Conagree and was able to help the pilot.

McNeil says the troop was on their annual Christmas paddle.

The FAA has taken control of the investigation.

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