Coast Guard and EMS rescue 2 near Chincoteague Swing Bridge

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – The Coast Guard along with local emergency medical service personnel rescue two people in the water under Chincoteague Swing Bridge late Friday night.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Hampton Roads received a report at 10:55 p.m., from Chincoteague police dispatch of a person in the water near the swing bridge.

A rescue boat crew from Station Chincoteague was dispatched to the scene and recovered an unconscious 29-year-old female while EMS personnel recovered an uninjured male out of the water. The female was transfered to awaiting EMS personnel near the and transported her to Peninsula Regional Medical Hospital in Salisbury, Md., where she was revived and then transported to Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore for further evaluation.

The two were under the bridge fishing when the incident occurred.

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