Smith Point Sea Rescue Report

Sea Rescue Capt. Skip Campbell is at the helm of Rescue 2 on a June 27 mission.

Smith Point Sea Rescue (SPSR) vice president Jim Bullard reported crews recently responded to the following calls for assistance.

June 27: At 11:30 a.m., the captain of a 21-foot Grady White cabin cruiser called from the Chesapeake Bay to ask for assistance. His engine had simply quit running. A crew of four boarded Rescue 1 in Reedville, located the boat off Windmill Point, and towed the boat with two aboard into Buzzard’s Point Marina for haul out and repairs. Time on call, 3 hours.

At 3:40 p.m., the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) received a 911 call from a family of five from Nokesville. Their 23-foot Sea-Doo had sucked the bowline into the jet drive and could not be removed. Rescue 2 with a crew of three was dispatched from Olverson’s Marina on Lodge Creek and found the disabled boat in the Coan River. The crew towed the boat to Lewisetta Marina where the boat was placed on the owner’s trailer. Time on call, 3 hours.

June 28: At 4:18 p.m., Rescue 1 with a crew of three traveled to Crane’s Creek to assist a boat owner whose…[to-view-more]