Multiple people taken to hospital after boat crash in Wrightsville Beach

Updated: Jun. 10, 2018 at 2:36 PM EDT
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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Somewhere between four to six people were taken to the hospital this afternoon after their boat crashed just south of the Figure 8 Island bridge.

According to the Coast Guard, something was wrong with the steering of the boat. The boat kept going in circles and eventually threw all the people off the boat.

An official with the Coast Guard said one victim suffered a cut to one of his arteries after he hit the propeller as he was being thrown off the boat.

All the people on the boat were treated by EMS once they got to shore. Then they were taken to the hospital.

NC Wildlife Resources is handling the investigation to determine what went wrong with the boat.

Check this story later for more details.

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