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U.S. Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen from boat fire off coast of St. Catherines Island

(Source: U.S. Coast Guard) (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)
LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) -

The United States Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday off the coast of St. Catherines Island, GA after their boat caught fire.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call around 3:15 p.m. from someone onboard the fishing vessel, “Sea Puppy”, who stated the boat was on fire and taking on water.

A response boat and helicopter from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island responded to the scene. The crew arrived on scene at 4:30 p.m., hoisted the fishermen and transported them to Air Station Savannah to awaiting EMS.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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