Boater Who Shot Man He Rescued Won't Be Charged

South Carolina authorities say they're not filing charges against a boater who shot and killed a man after rescuing him.

Police have determined the unidentified 74-year-old was acting in self-defense when he shot 29-year-old Nathan Drew Morgan, a jet skier the man had just rescued. The incident happened over the weekend after the boater pulled Morgan and his girlfriend -- who had fallen off their jet ski and weren't wearing life jackets -- out of the water, police say. After they boarded the man's pontoon boat, Morgan became "agitated," says Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. Morgan's girlfriend then pushed him back into the lake, Crenshaw notes.

After the boater helped him to safety again, Morgan became enraged, causing the boater to fear for his and his wife's lives, Crenshaw says. He fired a shot at Morgan's chest, killing him.

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