Boat runs aground, Coast Guard rescues three people

HOBUCKEN - An elderly man was medevaced from Pamlico County after the boat he was on ran aground Saturday.

Three people were aboard a 19-foot long boat when it ran aground at the mouth of the Neuse River near Hobucken at 9:15 p.m. A 78-year-old man sustained injuries to his neck and back because of the accident. Two others were on the boat during the crash.

According to Coast Guard officials, a boat was dispatched to rescue the three people. Once ashore, the man was taken to Carolina East Medical Center.

Coast guard officials said they used a GPS to locate the boat.

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