A boat broke loose from a vehicle in Atlantic Beach and hit two other vehicles sending several people to the hospital.
The Atlantic Beach Police Department says Monday at 2:49 pm officers were called out to east Fort Macon Road near Henderson Boulevard for a wreck involving 3 vehicles including one hauling a boat trailer. Police say two vehicles were traveling west on Fort Macon Road and the third was traveling east towing a boat on a boat trailer.
Witnesses say the boat and trailer broke loose from the towing vehicle and hit two other vehicles. Police say several passengers in two of the vehicles were injured and taken to Carteret General Hospital. One passenger was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center.
Police have not released the names of the injured or the extent of their injuries.