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Casino Boat Passengers Stranded for Hours Off SC Coast

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:38:55 +0000

U.S. Coast Guard(NEW YORK) -- A casino boat carrying 123 people is stranded on rocks near the coast of Georgia Wednesday.

The Escapade, with 96 passengers and 27 crew members, got stuck during low tide in South Carolina's Calibogue Sound around midnight, the U.S. Coast Guard told ABC News. There are no reports of injuries.

Coast Guard crews say the vessel is stable off the South Carolina coast and nearly two miles from Tybee Island, Georgia.

A rescue plan hasn't been finalized, but crews have to wait until high tide -- around noon -- before the boat can take to water again.


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