NEWBURYPORT (CBS) – A mishap off Newburyport left six boaters stranded on a jetty Thursday night.

Newburyport Assistant Harbormaster Paul Hogg said four adults and two children were on board the 23-foot boat on their way to watch a fireworks display on Salisbury Beach.

Instead, they ended up needing to be rescued after crashing the boat onto a jetty.

Officials say the combination of the driver’s unfamiliarity with the area, darkness and high tide may have all contributed to the crash.

Speed was not believed to be a factor.

No one was injured.

The boat did suffer significant damage to its hull.


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