Ferry Blown Off Course and Gets Stuck in Sand

A strong cross breeze blew the ferry off course as it traveled from Knotts Island to mainland Currituck County across the Intracoastal Waterway. The ferry then grounded on a sandbar. Crews were called in to pull the riders off the stranded vessel and to safety. No one was hurt, but it did take a while to get everyone off. Another boat was called in to pull the ferry off the sandbar.