Coast Guard rescues boaters aboard sinking boat near Aberdeen, Md.

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued two people Tuesday aboard a sinking boat east of Aberdeen.

A crewmember aboard a 36-foot boat contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Command Center watchstanders at approxmately 8 a.m. requesting assistance, stating his boat struck a submerged log and began taking on water.

Sector watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Stillpond to assist.

The RB-S crew arrived on scene at approximately 8:30 a.m., helped dewater the boat, plugged the hole and towed the boat to Havre De Grace.

“When we arrived on scene, the owner was trying to keep up with the flooding by bailing water with a bucket and using the bilge pumps to no avail,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Crane, the coxswain aboard the RB-S. “I was glad to see the boaters both had their life jackets on. By having a marine radio and life jackets, a bad situation was kept from being an even worse one.”

There were no reports of injuries.

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