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Coast Guard Rescues Six After Boat Ran Aground in Virginia

A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.J., poses with passengers aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Monday, July 20, 2015. The crew hoisted six passengers after their boat ran aground in Wachapreague, Va. (US Coast Guard photo)
A rescue swimmer from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.J., poses with passengers aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Monday, July 20, 2015. The crew hoisted six passengers after their boat ran aground in Wachapreague, Va. (US Coast Guard photo)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two children and four adults Monday in Finney Creek, north of Wachapreague, the service announced.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders received a distress call at about 6:20 p.m. stating an 18-foot pleasure craft was aground with four adults and two children aboard.

The vessel was high and dry on an oyster bed and no other vessel was able to assist due to the water's depth.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The helicopter crew hoisted all six people and transported them to Accomack County Airport.

The vessel is anchored with navigation lights on. There were no reported injuries.

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