08/19/2013 05:26 EDT | Updated 10/19/2013 05:12 EDT

6 sailors saved off the coast of Lunenburg

Six boaters are safe and back on dry land after their sailboat hit a reef near Lunenburg, N.S. on Sunday night.

The six-metre long boat got stuck just off the village of Blue Rocks shortly after 6:30 p.m.

A rescue boat from the Lunenburg fire department and a nearby whale watching vessel tied up to the boat and pulled it free.

No one was injured.