4 Rescued from Grounded Boats in North Carolina Waters

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium based at Station Bellingham is taken for a test drive by Representative Rick Larsen during a Coast Guard Station Bellingham open house. (Photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw)
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium based at Station Bellingham is taken for a test drive by Representative Rick Larsen during a Coast Guard Station Bellingham open house. (Photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Four people have been rescued from grounded boats in North Carolina waters.

The Coast Guard says it rescued two people from a grounded boat early Sunday near Wrightsville Beach.

The Coast Guard got a call for help shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday from an 18-foot boat that had run aground about a mile from the station. A response boat took a male and female to the Wrightsville Beach Wildlife Boat Ramp.

The Coast Guard was also called about a submerged boat in Currituck Sound Sunday afternoon.

The 52-foot Cheryl Lynn out of Currituck began taking on water and the operator ran her aground near the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge. A Coast Guard boat from Elizabeth City responded but another picked up the two passengers.

No serious injuries were reported.

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