Coast Guard responding to fuel spill in Shem Creek

Shem Creek (File)

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) - The U.S. Coast Guard says it has been working with local officials to find the source of diesel fuel spotted Wednesday evening in Shem Creek.

A spokesman for the Coast Guard says several people called to report fuel in the water not far from restaurants and the bridge along the creek in Mount Pleasant.

The Coast Guard dispatched a small boat team and a pollution response team to investigate. The Department of Natural Resources and Mount Pleasant fire officials also responded, according to the Coast Guard.

Officials say responding units found the fuel. They could not find the source before the sun went down.

The Coast Guard says another pollution response team will at least part of Thursday at the site.

The site is secure and Coast Guard officials do not believe any additional fuel will enter the water.