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News Release

June 28, 2011

Contact: 5th District Public Affairs


Office: (757) 398-6272

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Ocean City, Md

OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Coast Guard rescued two adults and one child after their 22-foot recreational boat began taking on water 60 miles east of Ocean City Tuesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a call at 8:26 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the Real Deal, homeported in Ocean City, reporting they were taking on water and sinking.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew form Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and hoisted the three people aboard the helicopter.

The people were transported to Ocean City Airport in Ocean City and transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel. 

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