Two injured after boat runs ashore in Atlantic Beach

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WITN) – Police say two people were hurt after a boat crash in Carteret County on Saturday.

The Atlantic Beach Police Department says it happened around 6:00 pm east of the Doubletree Hotel pier.

According to Sgt. Clark, seven people were traveling on the vessel at a fair amount of speed when it ran ashore.

He says two people on the boat were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Clark says the boat was later pulled back into the water by Tow Boat US and NC Wildlife is currently handling the investigation.

The Atlantic Beach Police, Fire Department and EMS as well as the Pine Knoll Shores Police and Fire Department were all on the scene.

Clark says officials will determine whether the accident was due to mechanical or operator error.