Good Samaritan rescues 3 near Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Coast Guard District 5 NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — A good Samaritan rescued three people near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders were notified at approximately 2 p.m. the three people were in the water after their vessel sank.

The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a crew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium.

The good Samaritan aboard the fishing vessel Official Business was near the scene and able to recover everyone.

The Coast Guard crew arrived on scene and escorted the people aboard the Official Business to Coast Guard Station Little Creek to awaiting EMS.

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