Coast Guard Rescues 26 From Burning Fishing Boat

Calabash, NC – The Coast Guard rescued 26 people this morning after the charter fishing boat they were on caught fire.

A spokesman from Coast Guard Station Georgetown said that the 26 were pulled from the water and were being taken to Calabash.

The distress call from the Miss Calabash 2 was received about 8:40 a.m. and the Coast Guard responded with two small boats from Station Georgetown and a helicopter.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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