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Coast Guard Rescues 3 Stranded Jet Skiers


PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after their jet ski overturned and floated away a mile east of Fort Monroe.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads says a call came on Sunday that two men last seen on a jet ski were overdue at Paradise Ocean Club in Hampton.  The Coast Guard crews issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a response boat crew from Station Portsmouth and Station Little Creek. Hampton Fire Department launched a response boat crew as well.

A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth located the missing men who had swamped their jet ski before swimming to and climbing on the Thimble Shoal range towers. The jet skiers also picked up an additional male passenger before the incident.

The crew took the three men to Old Point Comfort Marina in Hampton where they were evaluated by local EMS. No injuries were reported.

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