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Marine rescue fundraiser slated for April 12
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The Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron will be holding its annual barbecue dinner fundraiser on April 12 at the Squadron’s Coffee Bluff facility located at the end of White Bluff Road on the Forrest River.

The barbecue will take place between 10 a.m.-8 p.m. This popular event sells over 2,500 dinners and requires cooking 3,300 pounds of pork. Dinners will cost $7 each and include barbecue, cole slaw, Brunswick stew and a roll.  

The Coffee Bluff Marine Rescue Squadron is a non-profit marine search and rescue operation that provides over one thousand man-hours annually on various missions. Those missions range from search and rescue of stranded boaters and support of local authorities in drowning victim searches to water safety support at marine events. All activities of the MRS are executed by experienced volunteers at no charge to boaters.

Marine Rescue Squadrons of America was established in January 1959, by Tybee Island Police Chief David McCutchen, Perry Solomon and others on Tybee Island. The need for the MRS developed after it was realized that the Coast Guard, due to the large size of its vessels, could not render aid in all circumstances.

Since that date 11 squadrons have been organized in Georgia and South Carolina.