The Beaufort Gazette Reports:
An empty gas tank forced a Beaufort Water Search and Rescue Squad crew out on the water for an almost six-hour call Sunday night into Monday morning.
The squad received a distress call at about 7:45 p.m. from a 20-foot boat whose passengers said they were a "little more than a money" from Bolling Hall Landing in Jasper County.
The crew ended up finding the boat about 5 miles from its reported location, said squad Skipper Dick Jennings.
The three passengers were cold when found but otherwise unharmed, authorities said.
Fuel was provided and the boat was on its way at about 1:30 on Monday morning.