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3 stowaways found on cargo ship in SC, 1 dead

Jun 14, 2010 7:56:00 AM - thestate.com
One man has been found dead and two others have been arrested after authorities say they stowed away on a cargo ship that docked in South Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported the men were found after the M/V MSC Debra arrived at the Port of Charleston on Saturday from the Dominican Republic.

Authorities say the men hide in a container and had cut a hole in the top to get air. Dockworkers unloading the ship reported seeing men climbing out of the container.

A joint team from Border Protection and the Coast Guard responded, capturing one man on the ship and the other from the water.

The third man was found in the container.

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