Coast Guard rescues 2 in Indian River Inlet, Del.

INDIAN RIVER, Del. – The Coast Guard rescued two people Thursday from a disabled 19-foot boat just outside Coast Guard Station Indian River, here.

A Coast Guard crew aboard a 25-foot rescue boat was transiting from the station for training at approximately 2:30 p.m. when they noticed two people waving their arms to get the Coast Guards attention near the sea wall.

“They were drifting down the inlet trying to get a hold of the sea wall,” said Petty Officer 1st Class John Holmes, the executive petty officer at Station Indian River, Del. “We raced over to them and took them in tow.”

The Coast Guard boat crew safely towed the boat to North Shore Marina where they discovered the boat was having engine problems.

“In Indian River Inlet the current is strong. Bad things can happen quickly and unexpectedly. That’s why we urge boaters to always wear life jackets,” said Holmes.


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