Coast Guard, local agencies rescue 4, recover 2 from overturned boat aboard near Point Lookout State Park, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — 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.
 
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Naval Air Station Patuxtent River, Md., hoists a boater from the Chesapeake Bay approximately two miles south of Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Md., April 20, 2013. The Jayhawk crew along with crews from the Coast Guard, St. Mary’s County fire and rescue, Maryland Natural Resource Police were responding to a report of an overturned 25-foot boat with six people aboard. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Shown is the 25-foot boat that capsized approximately two miles south of Point Lookout State Park in Scotland, Md., April 20, 2013. The Coast Guard and local agencies responded to a report of the overturned 25-foot boat with six people aboard. U.S. Coast Guard photo

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