Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat aground in Potomac River

BALTIMORE- The Coast Guard rescued two people and their dog from an aground boat in the Potomac River Sunday.

Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes, Md., deployed a rescue boatcrew at 5 p.m. to a 30-foot sailing vessel that had run aground and was taking on water near St. Clement’s Island.

The rescue crew removed Jeffery Shauberger, his son Jeffery Shauberger Jr., and their pet rottweiler from the boat and transported them to a campground near St. Patrick’s Creek.

The sailboat is lit and anchored on the shoal near St. Clement’s and does not affect navigable waterways.

“Both people, including the dog, were wearing their lifejackets,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Lee.

The Coast Guard encourages all boaters to wear their lifejackets when on the water.

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