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HAPPENING NOW: BHI ferry runs aground, passengers reportedly thrown into water

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Our partners at the StarNews have confirmed with a source at Bald Head Island that one of its ferries from Southport to BHI has run aground.

The wreck reportedly caused at least five passengers to fall into the water.

One of the passenger called the newsroom and told us the ferry came to a sudden stop, throwing passengers around the boat. Some who were sitting inside hit tables.

The Coast Guard is handling the accident and we’re told rescuing passengers in the water.


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