UPDATE: Party cruise ship in Carolina Beach involved in accident


CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Officials say there was an incident involving a cruise boat in Carolina Beach.

New Hanover County dispatch would not go into too much detail about the incident. But they said the Royal Winner Princess II party cruise is now back at dock.

EMS, Firefighters, and Police were all assisting the people onboard.

Our reporter at on scene said that dozens of people were on board at the time of the incident. Witnesses told our reporter that they thought the cruise boat hit something they described as rocks.

At least two people were taken off the boat on stretchers with neck braces on.

The Coast Guard is handling the investigation.

We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: According to the Coast Guard there were 59 people on the boat at the time of the incident. There were only bumps and bruises. Officials asked 15 of those people if they wanted to go to the hospital, 6 went. No one was admitted and the 6 that went to the hospital were immediately released.

 

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