OCRACOKE, N.C. (WAVY) — A 55-foot yacht washed up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore early Tuesday morning.

The Vivens Aqua’s grounding happened around 1 a.m. near the south end of Ocracoke Island.

It’s unclear what led to the grounding, but park officials and the Coast Guard were working with the owner to have it removed.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore said the Vivens Aqua departed the beach in the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb 9.

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