Coast Guard rescues 5 in Potomac River

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard rescued five people that were stranded on a disabled vessel near St. George Island, Md., in the Potomac River Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders were notified by Thomas Farrell, the owner/operator of a 20-foot recreational boat, via marine-band radio at 7:10 a.m., reporting that he and four others were stranded on a disabled vessel.

A 25-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes, Md., arrived on scene at 7:30 a.m., and towed the boat and crew to a marina on St. George Island.

There were no reports of injuries.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to outfit their boat with a functioning marine-band radio, using channel 16 on a marine-band radio is the most reliable way to communicate a distress to search and rescue personnel in the event of an emergency while on the water.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.