Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino boat
The first two of the 118 people rescued by the Coast Guard off a grounded casino boat step onto the pier at Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Georgia, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Coast Guard members aboard three 25-foot response boats and one 45-foot response boat from Station Tybee Island worked together to ferry 114 people from the casino boat to the Coast Guard Cutters Maria Bray and Tarpon, which are larger vessels capable of carrying more people than the smaller response boats, and two Coast Guard helicopters hoisted four additional people off the casino ship. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen)
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