April 28 2012
Coast Guard assists 6 from aground vessel in Hatteras Inlet

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

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a report via VHF-FM channel 16 of an aground vessel, the Nancy K, with eight people aboard at approximately 6:45 a.m.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched a 25-foot response boat - small crew 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. He was taken to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.

The RB-S crew arrived on scene and removed the six passengers from the vessel and took them back to the station where they were met by local Emergency Medical Services.

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 under its own power.

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