BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - Two shrimp trawlers stuck in Jarvis Creek are causing some trouble for businesses in the area. Both boats ran aground Thursday, and one of them is leaking diesel fuel.
Many who live and work in the area, say that's not a usual sight.
"Not in a creek like this. I have not seen anything that's been this bad in the local area," said Capt. Chris Morris. "It's pretty bad, it's as bad as it gets," said Capt. Chris Morris.
Both boats have been stuck in Jarvis Creek for five days, and the diesel fuel from the Lady Essie has been leaking the whole time.
"It's really affecting all of the wildlife - the sea life the crabs and birds and oysters, and the plant life as well. The plants are a little yellow now," Morris said.
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