6 hurt as boat runs aground in Narragansett Bay

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Six people were taken to area hospitals Saturday night after a boat they were in ran aground between Prudence and Patience Islands.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/14Qkqzh ) that Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Murphy said the 26-foot boat was traveling through a section of Prudence Island on Saturday night. The area is known to be dangerously shallow and rocky, particularly at night.

Murphy said the boat was going at a "pretty good rate of speed" on Narragansett Bay before it ran aground.

The Coast Guard received the call for help at about 10 p.m.

Six of the seven passengers were taken to area hospitals. Murphy said injuries were head cuts, possible back injuries and chest pain.

The names of the passengers and other details were not available Sunday.


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