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Boats Sink In Storm

Along with the scattered damage on land, this morning's storm also took its toll on the sea. The Coast Guard in Gulfport and the State Marine Patrol responded to nearly a dozen distress calls this morning. Three shrimp boats capsized in the Mississippi Sound and eight fishermen were rescued from those vessels.

The Coast Guard also rescued two teenagers from a sail boat near Ship Island. As we found out, gale force winds blew several boats ashore this morning, and kept boat owners at the Biloxi Yacht Club scrambling for safety.

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