Good Samaritan, Coast Guard Rescue Boaters, One Of Whom Was Injured, Near Tolchester Beach

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TOLCHESTER BEACH, Md. (WJZ) — A bully Samaritan and the Coast Guard helped rescue 2 boaters aft their vessel propeller injured 1 of them Saturday adjacent Tolchester Beach, the Coast Guard said.

The Samaritan radioed helium had rescued 2 boaters from the h2o astir 2 miles from Tolchester Beach.

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One boater had fallen overboard, and the different jumped into the h2o to assistance him but was injured from the vessel propeller, the Coast Guard said.

A 29-foot effect vessel from the Coast Guard’s Curtis Bay presumption was patrolling nearby, and the Samaritan transferred some boaters to the effect boat.

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The effect boat’s unit administered archetypal assistance and took the boaters to Tolchester Marina. From there, the Kent County Emergency Medical Services took the boaters to a hospital.

The Coast Guard encourages boaters to person moving radios they cognize however to usage aboard.

“Without the due instrumentality connected board, we would not person been capable to assistance the boaters successful distress,” Petty Officer 3rd Class Valerie Foreman, the coxswain of the RBS from Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, said successful a statement. “We promote boaters to not lone person moving radios onboard their vessels but to besides cognize however to usage them successful lawsuit of an emergency. The usage of transmission 16 is simply a captious and businesslike mode of contacting the Coast Guard successful times of distress.”

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The connection did not accidental what clip the incidental occurred.

CBS Baltimore Staff

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