The Coast Guard rescued four adults and two children Monday night after their 18-foot boat ran aground on an oyster bed in Finney Creek, north of Wachapreague.
The Coast Guard received a distress call about the boat about 6:20 p.m., a news release says. The boat was stuck and "high and dry," but no other nearby boats could help because of the depth of the water.
No injuries were reported.
The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Elizabeth City, N.C., to rescue the boaters, who were taken to the airport in Accomack County.
The boat is anchored and has its navigation lights on.
UPDATE: Now has a dead battery too