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Coast Guard ferries Escapade passengers back to marina


So far, everyone that needed to be evacuated from the Escapade casino boat has been evacuated, with the exception of four passengers who are being taken off by helicopter.

The Coast Guard vessel the Maria Bray returned at approximately 4:30 p.m. with 93 passengers evacuated from the Escapade. Another Coast Guard ship arrived just before 5 p.m. with another 20 passengers.

Caravans are being utilized to bring passengers back to their vehicles.

Some of the passengers commented that they were very upset, but others said it wasn't that bad of an experience.

"We were sitting at some gambling tables, and I have been out here a lot, I knew we hit something and usually when you hit something like that, it is really sudden," said passenger Randy Hill.

Once everyone is safely off of the ship, they will be shuttled back to the Bull River Marina.

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