Chincoteague pony swim: first injury came as boater ran aground while rubbernecking

Crew from Station Chincoteague assist a wounded woman onto their 24-foot Special Purpose Craft. The pleasure craft CHASER ran aground during the 2015 Chincoteague Pony Swim with six adults on board and two children.

Crew from Station Chincoteague assist a wounded woman onto their 24-foot Special Purpose Craft. The pleasure craft CHASER ran aground during the 2015 Chincoteague Pony Swim with six adults on board and two children.
Chincoteague Pony Swim

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – The herd of wild ponies owned by the Chincoteague Fire Department begins its swim from Assateague Island, Va., to Chincoteague Island during the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim here July 27, 2011. The Coast Guard assists with providing a security zone for the crossing and to also light the smoke signal that marks the beginning of the swim. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin.

Crew from Station Chincoteague assist a injured woman onto their 24-foot Special Purpose Craft. The pleasure craft CHASER ran aground during the 2015 Chincoteague Pony Swim with six adults on board and two children.