Coast Guard rescues 2 adults, 2 children near Philadelphia

5th Coast Guard District News
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued two adults and two children Saturday after the 19-foot boat they were aboard became disabled approximately one-half mile south of the Linden Avenue boat ramp on the Delaware River.

A 19-foot boat is tied off to the Lower Range Light at Mud Island Saturday, May 3, 2014, in the Delaware River after it became disabled and took on water. A crew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia rescued the four people aboard the boat and transported them to shore. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A 19-foot boat is tied off to the Lower Range Light at Mud Island Saturday, May 3, 2014, in the Delaware River after it became disabled and took on water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

A Philadelphia Marine Unit contacted Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders in Philadelphia at approximately 9:45 p.m. reporting a disabled boat with four people aboard.

A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia arrived on scene and transferred the four people onto their boat after noticing the 19-foot boat was taking on water.

Two members of the station tried to dewater the boat, but were unsuccessful. The boat was tied off to the Lower Range Light at Mud Island to prevent it from becoming a hazard to navigation.

The four people were transported to the Linden Avenue boat ramp. No medical concerns were reported.

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