ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – The Coast Guard assisted a yacht that had taken on water after running aground in the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City on Sunday.
A crew member on the 43-foot Eager Miss contacted Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 4 p.m. to report that the boat had run aground and was taking on water.
The boat was carrying six adults and one child.
Station Elizabeth City diverted a 29-foot Response Boat-Small that was already underway to assist.
Once at the scene, the response boat crew sent two crewmembers aboard with a pump to keep up with the flow of water.
The Coast Guard crew remained at the scene until a towing vessel arrived. The yacht and passengers were then towed to The Pelican Marina in Elizabeth City.