Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2, recover 2 from capsized boat near Ocean City, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and two good Samaritans rescued two men and recovered two men Monday after the 28-foot catamaran the four boaters were on capsized near Ocean City, Md.

A good Samaritan aboard the Lori M contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 9 a.m., reporting a catamaran had capsized approximately 32 miles northeast of Ocean City with four people aboard.

The Just Right Five rescued 2 men, both age 55, who were responsive.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and deployed a rescue swimmer who recovered the other 2 men, ages, 53 and 65, with the help of a good Samaritan aboard the Lori M. Both men, who were unresponsive, were brought aboard their boat.

A boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City and the helicopter aircrew assisted in the search.

The Lori M and Just Right Five are being escorted by a boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Indian River Inlet, Del., to station Indian River.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and loved ones of those recovered this morning,” said Capt. John Little, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Hamptons Roads. “We sincerely appreciate the efforts of the good Samaritans who acted quickly to report this and assist the Coast Guard in this rescue.”

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Dahl, a rescue swimmer stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., swims near a capsized catamaran about 30 miles east of Ocean City, Md., Aug. 5, 2013. He deployed into the water from an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter to search for two missing boaters. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Dahl, a rescue swimmer stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., swims near a capsized catamaran about 30 miles east of Ocean City, Md., Aug. 5, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo

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