Coast Guard rescues disabled boat near Cape Charles

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (WAVY) – The Coast Guard reports that a 16-foot boat was disabled with two men and a woman aboard 10 miles south of Cape Charles, Saturday afternoon.

Dispatchers at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles received a call at 2:17 p.m. for a disabled boat. A Coast Guard 25-foot rescue boat-small crew from Station Cape Charles was already in the water conducting training and arrived on scene at 3:08 p.m. The rescue boat towed the disabled boat to Cape Charles at 5:17 p.m.

No one was injured during this incident nor any pollution reported.

“With Summer coming, boat traffic is going to be on the rise,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer David Stone, coxswain for the case. “Remember to check your boat’s safety equipment and make sure the boat is fully operational before you launch.”

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