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Coast Guard Rescues 7 From Sailboat in Accomack County

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WACHAPREAGUE, Va. - Seven people had to be rescued from a sailboat Sunday near Wachapreague. 

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Wachapreague station was notified around 5:30 p.m. that a family and a friend of the family were aboard a sailboat that ran aground by Hog Island.

A 24-foot special purpose craft-shallow water boat crew launched from Station Wachapreague at 6 p.m. and arrived on scene by 7 p.m., the Coast Guard said.

The boat crew transferred all seven people from the sailboat and brought them to Willis Wharf in Great Machipongo. No one was injured.

"We were happy to get the family off the sail boat and back to Willis Wharf safely,” said Patrick Callanan, Petty Officer 3rd Class, boat crew member for the case. "We advise all mariners to check any weather advisories along their route when getting underway.”  

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