Coast Guard rescues 6 from grounded vessel near Nansemond River, Va.

SUFFOLK, Va. – A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., rescued three adults and three children stranded on a grounded vessel near the Nansemond River in Suffolk 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Suffolk Sheriff’s Department notified Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth that an 18-foot boat with six people aboard was aground and that the water was too shallow for either a Suffolk Fire and Rescue boat or a good Samaritan on scene to reach them.

Due to the possibility of heavy weather later in the day, a helicopter crew from the air station launched and transferred all six people to Brady’s Marina in Suffolk.

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