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6 of 7 fishermen missing in S.Carolina rescued

Updated: May 22, 2006, 4:49 PM ET
By Bruce Smith | Associated Press — May 18, 2006

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Five missing boaters were rescued Thursday from an overturned catamaran off the South Carolina coast, and another was plucked from the water as the Coast Guard searched for a seventh person still missing.

The group had been on a charted fishing expedition Wednesday when the 26-foot catamaran capsized about 15 miles off Murrells Inlet, authorities said.

Five survivors were spotted with the overturned boat about 11:30 a.m. Thursday and pulled to safety by a ...

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