Coast guard and boaters came to rescue of sinking boat in Wicomico

Port Kinsale Marina in Va. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Port Kinsale Marina in Va. After the water level in a boat with five people on board was brought under control, a Coast Guard Response boat crew from Station St. Inigoes towed the vessel back across the bay to its home port….which was on the way for the Coast Guard.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

 

Rescue of sinking boat in Wicomico

TAYLOR’S ISLAND, MD.  — The Coast Guard responded to a 40-foot boat taking on water Sunday with five people aboard in Wicomico River near Taylor’s Island.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the boat’s operator at approximately 5:20 p.m., stating the boat was taking on water.

Sector Baltimore issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II (RB-S) crew from Station Saint Inigoes.

A good Samaritan arrived on scene and took three people aboard, while the two remaining boaters stayed aboard to dewater the boat.

The RB-S crew dewatered the boat and escorted the boaters to White Point Marina in Kinsale, Virginia.

Cape Charles Coast Guard response boat

Cape Charles Coast Guard response boat
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