Fishing trawler safely returns to deep water off Cape Hatteras

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A fishing trawler is no longer grounded on the Outer Banks.

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore says the Jonathan Ryan has safely departed, after it was stuck in the surf about a mile south of the Frisco Campground.

The trawler is 65 feet long and weighs some 113 tons.

The National Seashore says it appreciates the quick response from the U.S. Coast Guard and the vessel’s crew and owner.

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