Coast Guard and Good Samaritan rescue man after collision between personal watercraft and boat

BALTIMORE – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew recovered an injured man from West River after his personal watercraft and a power boat collided near Shady Side at about 4:45 p.m. Friday.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders and reported the incident. He then held the man alongside his boat until a Station Annapolis boat crew arrived to recover him a few minutes later.

Anne Arundel Fire and Rescue EMTs were able to stabilize the man aboard the Coast Guard boat, and he was taken to the YMCA ball field off Rhode River where they were met by Maryland State Police’s Trooper 2 helicopter. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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