Minor injuries after boat runs aground

By Allan Loudell 11:56am, May 25, 2013 - Updated 11:31pm, May 25, 2013
A 25-foot, recreation boat runs aground on rocks at the entrance to the C&D Canal at the Delaware River Friday night, the result of high waves and an outbound tide. Two boaters had to be rescued.

The New Castle County 911 Center got the call just before ten Friday night, and sent various marine rescue units.

The waves kept slamming the boat against the rocks, while rescuers kept trying to get to the boat.

The two stranded people - both from Exton, Pennsylvania -- eventually leaped onto the rescue boat. Both suffered minor injuries and refused to go to the hospital.

Boat U.S. Towing Services of Chesapeake City, Maryland is handling the removal of the boat.

DNREC Fish and Wildlife Enforcement is looking into the accident.

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