5th District Mid Atlantic Public Affairs
June 09, 2012
Contact: Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads
Office: (757) 434-1858
CORRECTION: Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 10 people near Cape Charles, Va.
It was previously reported that the boaters were wearing life jackets. They were not.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans each rescued five people after a 24-foot boat capsized near Cape Charles, Saturday.
A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 7:15 p.m. and reported a capsized 24-foot boat with 10 people in the water.
When the UTB crew arrived on scene, they transferred five people from the water onto their boat. The good Samaritans also removed five people from the water onto their boat. The 10 people that were rescued were all taken to Station Cape Charles.
A fishing vessel towed the capsized boat to Cape Charles Harbor.
There are no reports of injuries or pollution.
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