Coast Guard rescues boaters near Little Cove Point, Md.

5th Coast Guard District NewsBALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued two boys after their 14-foot sailboat capsized approximately three miles off the coast of Little Cove Point, Tuesday.

At approximately 4 p.m., a 25-foot Response Boat – Small crew from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes immediately responded after they saw the capsized sailboat and retrieved the 14 and 17-year-old boys from the water.

They were transferred to the sailboat Josephine, where their father was aboard. The crew of the Josephine took the sailboat in tow.

“The boys were wearing life jackets when we got on scene, which probably saved their lives,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class James Walters, a member of Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes. “The water temperature was 58 degrees, and that is still cold enough to make a person hypothermic if they are exposed to it long enough.”

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