Coast Guard rescues 3 in Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued three people whose boat was disabled in the Chesapeake Bay near North Beach, Md., Sunday.

Rescued were Hurley Clemens, 40, from Upper Marlboro, Md., his son and another family member.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a call from Prince George’s County Fire Rescue at 9:30 a.m., reporting that the Popa Clemons, a 21-foot pleasure craft, was disabled and drifting in the shipping channel with three people aboard.

The crew of a 41-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md., diverted to assist the crew of the Popa Clemons and towed them to the Herrington Harbour Marina South in North Beach.

There were no reports of injuries.

The Coast Guard urges boaters to make certain that their boat’s mechanical systems, which have been largely unused during the winter months, are in proper working order before getting underway.

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