Beaufort News

Stranded fishermen rescued near Capers Island

Two fishermen whose 18-foot boat was filling with water while stuck on a sandbar in Trenchards Inlet were rescued Thursday afternoon, said Skipper Paul Field of Fripp Island Sea Rescue.

Field said the fishermen were "out in the breakers" but were not in serious danger. They walked down the sandbar and were picked up at Bull Point by rescuers, Fripp said.

The boat, however, had to be left behind, Field said.