Coast Guard assists stranded boaters near Susquehanna River Flats, MD

Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small File Photo

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters who were stranded during a storm near the Susquehanna River Flats, Maryland, early Saturday morning.

The men called 911 and reported that their 23-foot center console boat was disabled due to a dead battery.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region’s command center were contacted at 4:32 a.m., and deployed a 29-foot Response Boat—Small crew from Coast Guard Station Stillpond to assist.

Once on scene, the boat crew was able to put the boat in side tow and safely take them to Jacobs Nose in Queen Anne’s county.

“Preparation is key when deciding to go out on the water,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Gustavo Luna, coxswain during the case. “Make sure that all your equipment is working, battery is charged, and always check the weather forecast.”

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