Coast Guard rescues 2 in Delaware River near Delaware City, Del.

DELAWARE CITY, Del. – The Coast Guard and local agencies rescued two people aboard a 33-foot boat in the Delaware River after they struck a submerged object in the vicinity of Pea Patch Island near Delaware City Thursday.

The Coast Guard received a call at approximately 10:45 a.m. from TowBoat US reporting the JoJo was taking on water and the outdrives were ripped out causing a power outage for communications. It was also reported the crew of the JoJo was able to keep dewatering efforts stable.

The Wilmington Delaware Marine Police arrived on scene and took the JoJo and its crew in tow.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia arrived on scene and determined with the Wilmington Delaware Marine Police the boat was taking on more water and was losing a second shaft.

The Coast Guard rescue boat crew took the JoJo and its crew in tow and moored them safely at Delaware City Marina to conduct repairs.

No injuries were reported.

“We have a good relationship with the local agencies in the area and are able to work together in situations like these for safety of life at sea,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Hector Clemente, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Philadelphia.

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