The tour boat Excellence reported locating an 18’ American Skiff centre console boat that ran aground at high speed today on Rickett’s Island in the Great Sound.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said the incident occurred just west of Burt’s Island, with one person on board – a man and his dog.

Both were uninjured and transported by Excellence to Darrell’s Wharf where made for police to attend “to assess the individual on arrival”.

Coast Guard vessels checked the scene to gauge whether there was any threat of pollution.

“Circumstances into the cause of the grounding remain under investigation with the vessel expected to be salvaged in the near future.”

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