Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Two From Grounded Vessel - Southern Maryland Headline News

Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Two From Grounded Vessel


BALTIMORE (June 24, 2008) - Coast Guard and Navy crews teamed up to rescue two people from a grounded sailboat vessel in the Potomac River on Tuesday.

Rescued were Wayne Holdsworth and Donna Stump.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report from a Good Samaritan that a 30-foot sailing vessel had gone aground in the Potomac River near Point Lookout.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes launched and an urgent marine information broadcast (UMIB) was issued. Naval Air Station Patuxent River responded to the UMIB and launched an H-3 Sea King helicopter crew. The crew hoisted Hodsworth and Stump and transported them to Point Lookout Beach.

The Coast Guard boat crew conducted a survivor debrief and confirmed there are no medical concerns.

Holdsworth and Stump had been aground since 7 a.m., due to problems with the vessels radio they could not contact help.

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