Coast Guard: 14 injuries reported in NC coast ferry accident


The U.S. Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, to the ferry Adventure, which ran aground while carrying approximately 53 passengers near Battery Island, N.C.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Multiple injuries were reported after a Bald Head Island ferry ran aground Tuesday near Battery Island near Southport, N.C., according to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard.

The crew of the Adventure, a 64-foot ferry, contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island watch standers around 9 a.m., reporting they ran aground and passengers aboard were in need of medical assistance.

The Coast Guard used a shallow-water skiff to medevac 14 passengers from the Adventure. The crews aboard the two rescue boats then took the injured passengers to Deep Point Marina.

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ABC-affiliate WWAY in Wilmington reported one passenger was flown to the hospital and 12 others were taken to regional hospitals. See WWAY’s full report by clicking here.

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