Coast Guard, local agencies respond to report of overturned boat with 6 aboard near Point Lookout State Park, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and local agencies responded to a report of an overturned 25-foot boat with six people aboard 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 that 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 are also responding.

“The 45’s crew is still on scene,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Stanley. “The crew has remained with the overturned vessel so that MNRP can use it for their investigation. We are trying to sort out the reports about which units pulled people out of the water and what condition the people are in.”

45-foot Response Boat-Medium. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

45-foot RB-M. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

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