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Coast Guard rescues two; boat burns, sinks

Posted October 5, 2009

— The Coast Guard rescued two people Sunday after their boat caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean about 35 miles north of Beaufort Inlet.

A Coast Guard spokesman said Monday that the distress call from the 35-foot craft came in around 3 p.m. to the Fort Macon station. The people on board abandoned ship and boarded a life raft.

The boat burned for about 45 minutes before is sank in waters 120 feet deep, the Coast Guard said.

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  • ljs1947 Oct 5, 2009

    LOL- I read the title wrong-- it sounded to me like they rescued "sinks"-- I was wondering what
    sinks were doing in the ocean with boats-- need to spend more time reading the headliner-- or maybe less