Coast Guard Station Annapolis assists boat taking on water near Chesapeake Bay Bridge

5th Coast Guard District NewsBALTIMORE — A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Md., assisted three people north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after their 23-foot boat began taking on water Saturday afternoon.

The boater contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at 12:50 p.m. reporting that they were taking on water, but able to keep up with the flooding at the time.

Two 25-foot Response Boat – Small crews from Station Annapolis, Maryland Natural Resources Police and Anne Arundel Fire Department launched to assist.

The RB-S crews arrived on scene, transferred three members and a dewatering pump onto the sinking boat to assist in dewatering while the other RB-S crew began towing the boat to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

“It was a great coordinated response from all agencies involved,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Rodocker, an operations unit controller at Sector Baltimore. “The members in distress were prepared. They had life jackets on and contacted the Coast Guard via marine-band radio so that we were able to provide the assistance needed.”

There were no reports of injury.

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