Boat collision claims 1, injures another near Naval Station Norfolk, Va

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard crew from Station Portsmouth, good Samaritan and local agencies responded to a boat collision that resulted in a death and injury near Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Tuesday.

At approximately 1 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report of the collision between a 15-foot pleasure boat with two people aboard and the approximately 40-foot fishing vessel, Just One More.

The 15-foot boat capsized trapping one underneath. A good Samaritan from aboard the fishing vessel jumped into the water and pulled the trapped person from below.

Crews from Station Portsmouth, Virginia Marine Police, Norfolk Police Department and a naval security boat responded.

The injured boater was taken aboard a Norfolk Police Department boat where crews performed CPR en route to awaiting emergency medical services.

One crewmember from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth went aboard the Norfolk Police Department boat to assist with CPR.

The boater who crews performed CPR on died. The second boater from aboard the pleasure boat was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

The Virginia Marine Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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