Yacht runs aground while being towed in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – It was a scary moment for boaters in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday afternoon, when a yacht ran aground and began dangerously listing to one side. 

According to people at the scene, the boat was being towed out of the docks and hit a sandbar. 

The boat tilted so significantly that onlookers say one of its propellers was even sticking out of the water.

Fortunately, just a little while later, the tide rose enough for the boat to straighten out.

It wasn't immediately clear whether anyone was injured. 

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