Sunday, April 21, 2013

Coast Guard And Local Agencies Respond To Overturned Boat

Photo U.S. Coast Guard
Near Point Lookout State Park — The Coast Guard and local agencies rescued four people and recovered the bodies of two from an overturned 25-foot boat approximately two miles south of Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Md., Saturday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Command Center overheard a broadcast on VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 8:30 a.m. by a local charter captain asking for any assistance looking for the overturned boat.

The watchstanders learned the charter captain had received a phone call from a family member of one of the people aboard the boat stating she received a call from her sibling saying they were taking on water and then lost communications.

Sector Baltimore watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes.

Crews from St. Mary’s County fire and rescue, Maryland Natural Resource Police and helicopter crews from Naval Air Station Patuxent River and Maryland Police also responded.

U.S. Coast Guard

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