Coast Guard Rescues Boater Near Point Lookout State Park - Southern Maryland Headline News

Coast Guard Rescues Boater Near Point Lookout State Park


From left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Peterson, Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Kovack, Seaman Apprentice Bry Huebel, and Seaman Thomas Magness pose with the rescued boater and the other three boaters who had gone overboard Tuesday March 29, 2016, while boating in Tanner Creek, near Point Lookout State Park, Md. Coast Guard watchstanders received a report of two people aboard a kayak and two people aboard a paddleboat beset by weather, but needed to rescue only one by the time they arrived on scene. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Vincent. From left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Peterson, Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Kovack, Seaman Apprentice Bry Huebel, and Seaman Thomas Magness pose with the rescued boater and the other three boaters who had gone overboard Tuesday March 29, 2016, while boating in Tanner Creek, near Point Lookout State Park, Md. Coast Guard watchstanders received a report of two people aboard a kayak and two people aboard a paddleboat beset by weather, but needed to rescue only one by the time they arrived on scene. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Vincent.

BALTIMORE (March 30, 2016)—The Coast Guard rescued a boater Tuesday from Tanner Creek near Point Lookout State Park.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 4 p.m. of two people aboard a kayak and two people aboard a paddleboat beset by weather.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes launched to assist. When they arrived on scene, three boaters made it to shore on their own, and the crew assisted the last boater by bringing her and the paddleboat to shore.

"This case highlights the importance of wearing a lifejacket, and equally important, to make sure they all fit," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Gary Kovack.

All boaters were wearing lifejackets at the time of the incident. There were no reports of injuries.

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