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.