Posted on Sep 09, 2010

   Seven people have been rescued off the coast of Charleston, S.C., including three children.

   A boat that capsized Sunday about 30 miles off the S.C. coast was carrying four adults, as well as the three children.

   The wife of the owner of the 38-foot powerboat notified the Coast Guard Saturday night about 10 p.m. that the boat was overdue.

   The survivors were located about 6 a.m. Sunday morning by two Coast Guard helicopters out of Savannah, GA. All seven were airlifted to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

   The cause of the accident is still unknown.

   Coast Guard crews from Charleston and Elizabeth City, N.C. also helped with the search.