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Victims recovering after boat capsizes, strands them in ocean for 19 hours

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

SUNSET BEACH—Nicholas Via had just bought the boat four days prior.

So when he and three friends decided to take it out into the ocean for the first time at 6 a.m. on Sunday, July 20, they weren’t thinking about any worst-case scenarios.

They didn’t check possible weather and wave warnings spurred by passing Tropical Storm Cristobal. The furthest thing from their minds was that something could go wrong.

Until it did.


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