Yacht runs aground off NYC, about 100 rescued

AP News
Posted: Nov 02, 2014 1:56 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A yacht carrying about 100 passengers on an evening dinner cruise ran aground in New York Harbor, but there were no injuries and rescuers shuttled everyone safely back to land.

WABC-TV in New York reports (http://7ny.tv/1s47wFw ) that the Hornblower Cruises and Events boat ran into trouble near Governor's Island around 10 p.m. Saturday.

A number of agencies including the fire and police departments sent vessels to remove the passengers and brought them to a Manhattan pier.

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It wasn't clear what caused the yacht to run aground.