Coast Guard rescues 3 near Lower Hooper Island, Md.

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled boat near Lower Hooper Island, Md., in the Chesapeake Bay Thursday.

Rescued were Arvon Jackson, Calvin Jones and Robert Drian.

The Coast Guard received a call at 8 p.m. from a member of Towboat U.S. reporting they were unable to assist a disabled 21-foot boat with three people aboard due to weather conditions.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Crisfield, Md., arrived on scene but due to water depth the boat was unable to get close enough to assist.

“The station’s boat crew made numerous attempts to float a line in unsuccessfully, necessitating the use of a rescue helicopter,” said Wayne Lake, a search and rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore.

A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., launched for additional assistance. The helicopter crew located the vessel, hoisted the three people aboard their helicopter and transported them to Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport in Salisbury, Md.

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