7 rescued from sailboat Sunday near Wachapreague

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WACHAPREAGUE, Va. (WAVY) — Seven people were rescued from a sailboat Sunday near Wachapreague.

Coast Guard Station Wachapreague watchstanders were notified at about 5:30 p.m. that a family and their friend 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 an hour later.

The boat crew took all seven people from the sailboat and brought them to Wilis Warf in Great Machipongo.

No injuries were reported.