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Coast Guard rescues four from overturned boat

The Coast Guard rescued four men from a capsized boat off our coast early this morning after they didn't return from a fishing trip. The four were atop their overturned 22-foot skiff 10 miles southeast of the mouth of the Cape Fear River. They had been that way for 19 hours. They were sun burned and suffering from mild hypothermia when rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. The four were flown to Wilmington for medical treatment.

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Could have been fatal- How

Could have been fatal- How many stories have we heard this summer dealing with water and death? Maybe five. I am curious to know if these four had on their life jackets or were they able to stay together and help each other on top of the boat?