Woman injured after motorboat runs aground in North Carolina

Posted at 10:45 PM, Nov 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-18 22:45:23-05

Wilmington, NC – A woman is recovering tonight after officials say a motorboat ran aground east of Cedar Island on Tuesday.

The Coast Guard medevaced the woman after getting a mayday call from the person driving the boat at around 4 p.m.

The driver told officials the 34-year-old woman injured her back and arms during the grounding.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was on the scene at 6 p.m. and took the woman and her boyfriend to the Michael J. Smith Airfield in Beaufort. She was then taken to a local EMS and then to the hospital for treatment.

The boat’s driver stayed behind to refloat the boat with the help of TowBoat U.S.