Coast Guard, local first responders rescue 4 boaters in Virginia Beach, VA

Coast Guard Station Little Creek 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup

Coast Guard Station Little Creek 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup

PORTSMOUTH, Va. —The Coast Guard and local first responders rescued four people after their boat ran aground on a jetty in Little Creek, Sunday evening.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders were notified by Virginia Beach 911 that four people were injured when their 20-foot boat ran aground at the end of east jetty in Little Creek.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek was dispatched and arrived on scene with response boat crews from Virginia Beach EMS, Virginia Marine Police and Virginia Beach Fire Department.

All four boaters were transferred to the Coast Guard response boat and then brought to Station Little Creek where they were transported by awaiting EMS personnel to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.

“We greatly value our partnerships with our local emergency responders,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert Delano, command duty officer at Sector Hampton Roads. “It’s through our continued cooperation that we can provide the best response and care for mariners in distress.”


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