FRISCO, N.C. — Three men were found alive after their shrimp boat named "Big John" washed ashore in the Outer Banks, the National Park Service said Monday. 

Just after 5 a.m., National Park Service Rangers were called out to assist the U.S. Coast Guard and Hatteras Island Rescue Squad in a search for an overturned vessel near Cape Point. 

Shrimp Boat Big John
A shrimp boat named "Big John" was found shattered along Cape Point. Three men were rescued.
National Park Service

National Park Service says a shrimp boat, Big John, of Wanchese, North Carolina, was found broken apart a half mile north of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore off-road vehicle ramp 49 near Frisco, North Carolina. 

A three-man crew was found alive on the beach. They were taken by ambulance to the hospital for minor injuries. 

The cause of the boat wreck is unknown. 

National Park Service said the beach was closed temporarily because of hazardous debris from the wreck.