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Community comes together to help boat captain who lost boat during hurricane Matthew

The community of Tybee Island came together Sunday to help get the oldest shrimp boat captain on the island get back to work.

Captain Royce Woodard's shrimp boat sank in the Lazaretto Creek during hurricane Matthew and his seafood market was devastated as well.

Today lots of people came out to show their support by taking part in the "Float the Boat" barbecue dinner. There was live music, live and silent auctions and a raffle.

Former WTOC anchor Sonny Dixon says showing support like this is just something the tight knit community of Tybee Island does.

"Captain Royce was always one of the first to help," said Dixon. "Well now he needs a little bit of help and look around everybody on the island and a lot of people from the mainland have come out to help. It's just a classic example of rewarding somebody who grew up here, who gave of himself, and now folks get an opportunity to give back."

All the money raised from the event will go towards repairs for Captain Royce's boat.

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