The St. Helena Sound is quite wide and has a powerful flow.
Woman left adrift, stranded in Beaufort area waters

A woman who put a raft in the water at Fripp Island was swept about four miles into the middle of the St. Helena Sound and stranded.

By chance, she was rescued by a passing boater and pulled to shore.

I'll shoot you to WTOC for a brief on the harrowing event.

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