Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., rescues 5 people from rip current

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued five people 75-yards off the shore of Ocean City Inlet, Md., Friday.

The Coast Guard received a call at 1:30 p.m. reporting that five members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol were conducting paddle board training when they were caught in a rip current.

Rescue boat crews from Station Ocean City along with local lifeguards and, fire and rescue crews arrived on scene at 1:37 p.m. to recover the people in the water.

The rescue boat crew recovered all five people with no injuries.

“They are all in good condition,” said Sgt. Jeff Brabitz, a crew chief from the Ocean City Beach Patrol. “They were just out pass the rocks and got caught in the current. It was a pretty quick recovery from the people involved.”

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