Sunken tour boat pulled from the Cape Fear River

River tour boat capsizes, no one onboard

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A water taxi that sank in the Cape Fear River was removed from the channel Sunday afternoon.

The Bizzy Bee – one of Wilmington Water Tours’ two boats – reportedly started sinking around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. No one was on board the vessel when it sank.

The boat is used to shuttle customers to and from the U.S.S. N.C. Battleship.

The water tour company notified the Coast Guard. Wilmington Water Tours’ marine contractor pulled the boat from the water Sunday afternoon.

The company will remain open with their other boat, named The Wilmington, remaining in service.

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