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Coast Guard rescues stranded family on the Ogeechee River

(Source: U.S. Coast Guard) (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)
RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) -

A simple night out on the Ogeechee River turned into a helicopter ride Monday morning for one local family. 

Their boat got stuck just after midnight.  The driver hoping the tide would eventually free the 15-foot boat.

It did not. 

And the Coast Guard was eventually called in about six hours later.

The three family members were heading up the Ogeechee when they attempted to take a short-cut along a narrow irrigation canal just north of the McAllister Public Boat Ramp.

The Coast Guard said they chose to send a helicopter because the woman in the boat was complaining of severe back pain.

All three passengers were rescued unharmed.

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