Overboard woman in C&D Canal found alive

BALTIMORE – The 50-year old woman who reportedly jumped into the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal from a 40-foot yacht was found alive on shore by a Chesapeake City Fire Department boatcrew, Saturday.

Rescued was Corri McNeil, 50, of Downingtown, Pa.

McNeil was on a 40-foot yacht with her boyfriend in the C&D Canal approximately 1.5 nautical miles west of the Chesapeake City Bridge in Chesapeake City, Md., when she reportedly jumped into the water around 8:20 p.m.

A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Stillpond, Md., along with a Chesapeake City Fire Department boatcrew, a Cecil County Fire Department boatcrew, two Maryland Natural Resources Police boat crews, a Maryland State Police helicopter and a 65-foot Dolphin helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., responded. Crews arrived on scene at approximately 8:45 p.m., and began searching for McNeil.

A Chesapeake City Fire Department boatcrew found McNeil alive on shore approximately 0.75 nautical miles west of the Chesapeake City Bridge at 11:17 p.m., and was transferred into the boat. McNeil was be taken to Union Hospital in Chesapeake City and treated for hypothermia.

All Coast Guard assets have returned to base and the case is now closed.

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