Smith Point Sea Rescue Report

Smith Point Sea Rescue vice president Jim Bullard reported crews recently responded to the following calls for assistance:

November 1: At 8:30 a.m., the owner of a disabled 42-foot trans-Atlantic cutter sailboat requested assistance in Lodge Creek. Rescue 3 was dispatched from Olverson’s Marina and started towing the sailboat out of the Yeocomico River when the captain reported he was taking on water.

Rescue 3 quickly turned around and docked the boat at Krentz Marine where the sailboat was pumped out and a rotten hose was discovered and repaired. Rescue 3 then towed the sailboat down the Potomac River and into Coan River Marina where the boat was to be hauled out for repairs. Time on call, 3 hours.

November 14: At 9:30 a.m., Rescue 3 was dispatched to tow a 37-foot Bayliner with engine failure from Lodge Creek to Lewisetta Marina for haul out and repair. Time on call, 3 hours.

November 19: At 4 p.m., the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an alert waterfront homeowner on Ingram Bay who reported that a small boat carrying a duck blind had just capsized in heavy wind and there appeared to be two people in the water…

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