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3 People And A Dog Rescued After Boat Sinks

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Two teens, a man and a dog are all safe and sound tonight after their boat sank in the Saluda River Sunday morning, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s office. Two teens, a man and a dog are all safe and sound tonight after their boat sank in the Saluda River Sunday morning, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s office.
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Updated by Kate Valentine on August 26, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Anderson Technical Rescue helped rescue three people and a dog from the Saluda River after their boat sank.

"We're not getting paid, it's totally volunteer and it's just something we like to do, we enjoy doing it," says Randy Bratcher with Anderson Technical Rescue.

The swift water team in the rescue group has advance training but they specialize in other rescues too. They're called out when people are trapped in confined spaces, or up high, search and rescue and open water rescues.

The group has also helped rescue animals. Several weeks ago they rescued a cow that had fallen into a ravine.

"No two calls are the same," says Bratcher, "You're helping people and you're doing something that not a lot of people like to do."

Originally Posted August 25, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Two teens, a man and a dog are all safe and sound tonight after their boat sank in the Saluda River Sunday morning, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s office.

Just after 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Anderson and Greenville County jointly performed a swift water rescue. Authorities were alerted of the emergency and arrived in time to assist the two teens and the man, who were found holding on to a log, as well as their dog.  

“Everyone is fine, including the dog” said a deputy with the Greenville Sheriff’s Office.

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