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Coast Guard Auxiliary Rescues Disabled Boat

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Coast Guard Auxiliarists Maureen Lucas and Dave Wesler tow a disabled boat on the Delaware River Monday, May 25, 2015, near Marcus Hook, Pa. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Nick Matchica) Coast Guard Auxiliarists Maureen Lucas and Dave Wesler tow a disabled boat on the Delaware River Monday, May 25, 2015, near Marcus Hook, Pa. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Nick Matchica)

MARCUS HOOK, Pa.- A Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew rescued three boaters Monday afternoon. The Marcus Hook Auxiliary Search and Rescue Detachmen was notified of a 14-foot pleasure boat was disabled in its jurisdiction.

Three boaters were trapped on the craft in the Delaware River. Delaware Bay watchstanders instructed the three passengers to put on their life jackets and remain calm until help arrived.

The watchstanders launched the AUXSARDET boat crew to save the stranded boaters.

When AUXSARDET arrived on the scene the boat was wedged under a pier with the boaters still aboard.

“It was tough maneuvering under the pier to do the rescue,” said Auxiliarist Maureen Lucas, a crewmember aboard involved in the case.

The crew positioned themselves to establish a heavy line and was able to tow the disabled boat. The main concern of the AUXSARDET was the safety of the boaters who were trapped on the disabled boat.

“Thankfully no one was injured and everyone was safe,” said Lucas.

The disabled boat was towed to Barry Bridge Park.

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