Coast Guard aircrew rescues 2 near Hooper’s Island, Md.

Coast Guard District 5 NewsBALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a 36-foot sailboat after they had run aground near Hooper’s Island, Md., Friday morning.

A crewmember aboard the Little Star contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore at 5:01 a.m. and reported they were hindered by the weather and ran out of food.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and hoisted the two people aboard the helicopter.

The people were transported to Crisfield Municipal Airport in Crisfield, Md., and transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

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