Coast Guard rescues 2 near Smith Island, Va.

Coast Guard District 5 NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Saturday night, after the group they were with reported them missing near Cape Charles, Va.

One person from the group called the Virginia Marine Police after the overdue kayakers failed to arrive at their designated meeting point before sunset.

A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., were launched to assist the police in their search.

The Jayhawk crew located the couple near Smith Island, Va., at approximately 11 p.m.

The couple was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Va., with no reported injuries.

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  1. Kathryn says:

    It’s weird reading about yourself… Thank you so much to the Coast Guard and your successful valiant effort to save me and my friend’s lives. My family and I are so grateful to you. There were times I thought I was going to die covered up by 5-gallon tupperware buckets. And then that beautiful helicopter raised me up…Thank you Thank you Thank you..

  2. cgnews says:

    On behalf of the men and women of the Coast Guard, you are very welcome. This is our chosen profession…This is our way…This is what we do.