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Mid Atlantic Media Contact: (757) 398-6272

5th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Aug. 04, 2012

Contact: Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore

Office: (410) 576-2541

Coast Guard rescues boater in Tangier Sound near Crisfield, MD

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued a 50-year-old man after the 20-foot sailboat he was aboard capsized in Tangier Sound near Crisfield Saturday

The man's wife contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore at approximately 8:23 p.m. reporting her husband’s sailboat had capsized in Tangier Sound, and he was sitting on top of the overturned boat and required assistance.

A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Crisfield arrived on scene and brought the man aboard their boat. He was transferred to a Deal Island Fire and Rescue boatcrew and taken to Deal Island.

No injuries were reported.

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