Coast Guard rescues 2, recovers 1 after boat collision in Curtis Creek

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued two people and recovered a deceased person following a boat collision between two recreational boats in Curtis Creek near the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore Sunday.

Rescued were John Martins, 42, and his daughter Lauren Martins, 13, of Glen Burnie, Md.

Good Samaritans notified Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders via marine-band radio at approximately 6 p.m., reporting a boat collision with people in the water. The collision resulted in the capsizing of the Martins’ boat and the other boat with one person aboard became out of control following the accident. A Good Samaritan got aboard the out of control boat and stopped it.

Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md., dispatched a 25-foot response boat crew and a 41-foot utility boat crew to the scene.

The response boat crew recovered the deceased person from his boat and the utility boat crew rescued two people that were clinging to the hull of their capsized boat. All people were transported to a private dock near the split of Marley Creek and Curtis Creek where they were met by Anne Arundel County EMS. Martins reportedly suffered from a laceration on his arm and multiple contusions.

The cause of the incident is under investigation with Maryland Natural Resources Police. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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