ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) - The Coast Guard freed a 30-foot sailboat that ran aground 15 miles northwest of Elizabeth City in the Albemarle Sound Saturday afternoon.
A crewmember aboard the sailboat South Bound contacted the Coast Guard around 1:30 p.m. reporting that his vessel had run aground and needed help, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.
A 25-foot Coast Guard boat responded from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City. After nearly two hours the crew was able to free the sailboat from the shoal water, according to the release.
The Coast Guard Crew moored the sailboat to a pier in Elizabeth City.
No injuries were reported.
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