3 Rescued After Fishing Boat Runs Aground In Gloucester

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (CBS/AP) — Three people have been rescued after their lobster boat ran aground in Gloucester.

The U.S. Coast Guard says they got a call that the boat had run aground off Dog Bar Breakwater around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

boat 3 Rescued After Fishing Boat Runs Aground In Gloucester

Boat runs aground in Gloucester (WBZ-TV)

They say all three men aboard were safe and uninjured, and they got off with help from the Gloucester Fire Department.

The water was 53 degrees and the air was 26 degrees at the time. Everyone on board was wearing survival suits.

Officials say they were able to rescue the men by driving to Eastern Point Lighthouse and walking to the boat.

It was not immediately clear why the boat ended up on the rocks.

The boat owner is working with local salvage companies to move the boat during high tide Thursday afternoon.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

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