Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 5 from boat taking on water in Wicomico River

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard responded to a 40-foot boat taking on water Sunday with five people aboard in Wicomico River near Taylor’s Island.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from the boat’s operator at approximately 5:20 p.m., stating the boat was taking on water.

Sector Baltimore issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small II (RB-S) crew from Coast Guard Station Saint Inigoes.

A good Samaritan arrived on scene and took three people aboard, while the two remaining boaters stayed aboard to dewater the boat.

The RB-S crew dewatered the boat and escorted the boaters to White Point Marina in Kinsale, Virginia.

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