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Ga. woman among those rescued at sea off NC

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A Georgia woman was among 14 people rescued after the replica ship they were aboard started taking on water off the North Carolina coast.

Mary Ellen Sprague told The Associated Press on Monday that her daughter Anna Sprague had been plucked from a life raft and taken to safety on the North Carolina coast. She was about to leave her home to meet her daughter there when reached by the AP.

Sprague says her 20-year-old daughter was most likely the youngest crew member on board. She says she spoke to her daughter twice Monday. Anna Sprague was safe, but Mary Ellen Sprague says the young woman was very upset because the captain and another crew member were still missing at sea.

Mary Ellen Sprague is a member of the Savannah City Council.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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