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Coast Guard Rescues Boaters Near Ocean City

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A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City responded to the report of this capsized 14-foot sailboat with two people aboard, Oct. 7. The Coast Guard crew rescued the two boaters after receiving a report from a good Samaritan. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard) A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City responded to the report of this capsized 14-foot sailboat with two people aboard, Oct. 7. The Coast Guard crew rescued the two boaters after receiving a report from a good Samaritan. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)
(Photo: U.S. Coast Guard) (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)
(Photo: U.S. Coast Guard) (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WBOC/AP)- The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a capsized sailboat in the St. Martin River near Ocean City.

After receiving a report of an overturned sailboat on Monday afternoon, a Coast Guard crew headed to the area and found one boater trying to right the 14-foot boat. The Coast Guard says the crew rescued a second boater who had drifted about 25 yards from the boat, then returned to pull the first boater from the boat.

Petty Officer 1st Class William King says it was fortunate that they were able to respond quickly because the conditions were a bit beyond the boaters' capability.

"It was a good thing for both the boaters that we were able to respond as quickly as we did," said King. "The environmental conditions were a bit beyond the capability of the boaters, putting them in harm's way. When we arrived on scene we noticed the second boater had drifted approximately 25 yards from the overturned boat. The best decision the boaters made was to wear their life jackets. Accidents such as this one happen in a split second, rarely giving boaters the time to don their life jackets. If during an accident a boater is knocked unconscious, or like in this case is separated from their boat, a life jacket greatly increases their risk of survival."

The Coast Guard crew took both boaters to the Ocean Pines Marina where Ocean City Fire Department checked them for injuries, but no injuries were reported.

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