( – Captured in shocking video footage, a boat was seen speeding alarmingly toward beachgoers before crashing into the North Carolina shore.

Watch the video further down this post.

The incident took place at Atlantic Beach around 7:00 p.m., near the Doubletree Hotel pier.

In the video shared on X, the boat was seen racing towards the shore, bouncing on the waves as it nears the beach.

Beachgoers were seen running away, trying to avoid the imminent collision, but the boat eventually hit the shore and came to a stop.

“It was a bizarre moment,” said Emily Carr, who captured the incident on video. “Shouldn’t they turn?” she added.

Carr expressed she warned people on the beach to move as she watched the incident from a balcony. Fortunately, she noted that no one was in the water at the time.

Moreover, Atlantic Beach police reported that at least seven people were on the boat. Two were hospitalized following the incident and are expected to be okay.

Elaine Nichols recounted her shock upon realizing the boat was not stopping, saying, “Holy crap, yeah, it’s not stopping.”

“We couldn’t believe what we were seeing,” Nichols continued. “The boat just kept coming, and it was coming fast. As it got closer, it was definitely nerve-wracking.”

“Something I’ve never seen. I’m 41, grew up on the beach, and have been around boats my entire life. Never seen anything like it. The last thing you expect is a 48-foot sport fishing boat barreling toward the shore,” Carr concluded.

The crash is currently under investigation by NC Wildlife.

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