Crew rescued from damaged shrimp boat off Beaufort coast

graciebellecr22Tuesday night’s storms caused damage to the local shrimp boat Gracie Belle while it was working offshore. The four Sea Eagle crew members on board were rescued via U.S. Coast Guard helicopter after making a distress call and the 80ft trawler owned by the Reaves family suffered a broken mast and other damage.

According to Jana Reaves, the boat was being towed in as of Wedneday afternoon.

We are very glad everybody is safe and the iconic local boat was saved.

Photos courtesy Craig Reaves

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