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Coast Guard helps six aboard grounded charter boat

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Posted at 4:54 PM, Apr 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-28 16:54:09-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard assisted six people after a 46-foot charter vessel ran aground in Hatteras Inlet Saturday.

The charter boat Nancy K, with eight people aboard ran aground at approximately 6:45 a.m.

A 25-foot response boat was dispatched from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet to assist.

Another charter vessel in the area removed the captain of the vessel with reported facial injuries sustained from the grounding and was en route to the Outer Banks hospital in Nags Head.

The response boat crew removed the six passengers from the vessel and took them back to the station where they were met by local EMS.

The Sea Bear, a charter vessel, freed the Nancy K from its grounding and the Nancy K arrived at Scott Boatyard and Marina in Buxton, N.C., under its own power.