Four hospitalized after Virginia Aquarium tour boat struck by wave

Posted at 12:37 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 22:37:43-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Four people were sent to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital after an aquarium tour boat was hit by a wave Saturday.

According to the tour operator, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, their 10 a.m. whale watching boat was hit by the wave while going through the Rudee Inlet.

All 124 of the people on the boat were accounted for when it returned to shore at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center, according to aquarium officials.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department, Virginia Beach Police Department and Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services responded. Four people were taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital for minor injuries. No serious injuries have been reported.

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating.