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BHI FERRY UPDATE: Ship ran aground, passengers hurt

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — A Bald Head Island ferry ran aground near Battery Island this morning, throwing passengers around the boat.

One passenger was flown to the hospital, a few others were taken by ambulance.

Early on, the wreck reportedly caused at least five passengers to fall into the water, but that information was later amended.

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 in charge of handling the accident.


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