UPDATE- The Pride of The Susquehanna was rescued today around 4:14pm after running aground Sunday evening. The riverboat has returned back to her home port on City Island. Tonight's wine and cheese dinner cruise has been canceled.
UPDATE- Passengers are safe after being rescued from the Pride of the Susquehanna when it ran aground on Sunday night. The 100-ton riverboat got stuck on a gravel bar in the middle of the Susquehanna River, just south of the Harvey Taylor Bridge, around 7 p.m. during a sunset dinner cruise.
The captain notified emergency crews when he was unable to get riverboat moving again, according to Andrew Ponti, Executive Director Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society, Inc.
Harrisburg River Rescue assisted in rescuing approximately 50 passengers off the boat.
The boat is currently stuck on the gravel bar and crews are attempting to return it to the dock, according Ponti. No injuries were reported.
A decision will be made later today on whether or not the Wine and Cheese Cruise will take place at 6 p.m. tonight.
Dauphin County dispatchers have confirmed that the Pride of the Susquehanna ran aground this evening. A water rescue was called in to help remove passengers from the boat, stuck in the middle of the Susquehanna just south of the Harvey Taylor Bridge.
There are no reports of injuries. Fox 43 has a crew on the way and will bring updates as they become available.
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