Portsmouth Coast Guard Rescues 13 Over Weekend

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Thirteen people were rescued by Coast Guard crewmen from Station Portsmouth during the weekend.

One crew rescued two adults and a child around midnight Saturday, when they became disoriented in a small boat on the James River. The Coast Guard arrived to assist just ahead of heavy storms rolling through the area.

A crew from the station was called when a boat with three people on board began taking on water near the Carrier Piers in Norfolk at about 4 p.m. Sunday. The crew helped dewater the boat and escorted it to Willoughby Marina.

Another crew from Station Portsmouth responded to a disabled 23-foot boat near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel at about 10 p.m. The Coast Guard crew towed the pleasure craft, with four people on board, to Blue Water Marina in the Hampton River.

The crew from the earlier dewatering rescue responded to a 23-foot boat drifting and taking on water in the Elizabeth River at about 10:20 p.m. The Coast Guard took the boat, with three people on board, in side tow to Lambert’s Point Pier in Norfolk.

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