BOSTON — The Coast Guard is investigating how a whale watcher veered off course and ran aground off Deer Island Saturday, forcing an evacuation of tourists on board.

The captain radioed a distress call when the ship began taking on water about a mile and a half from shore around 10AM on Saturday. It took about a half hour to evacuate passengers as all were given life jackets and reportedly remained calm.

One person was reportedly injured & was taken to the Coast Guard Station Point Allerton for evaluation. To read a summary from Coast Guard New England please click here.

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