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Crews rescue woman with head injury after sailboat runs aground

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Coast Guard crews rescued a woman with a head injury after a sailboat ran aground near Seagate Sunday afternoon.

Around 3:15 p.m., crews got a call reporting a 38-foot Sundancer sailboat that was grounded about a mile south of Bradley Creek near Money Island. A man, a woman and two children were aboard the boat when the accident happened.

The Coast Guard station at Wrightsville Beach launched a rescue boat and crew, while a good Samaritan helped the children to another boat. When rescue crews arrived at the scene, the woman was taken to Bradley Creek Marina, where she was taken to the hospital by EMS.

Coast Guard crews say the woman was reported in stable condition from her head injury. At last check, TowBoat U.S. was still working to float the grounded sailboat, which was just outside the channel.


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