Smith Point Sea Rescue Report

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

August 29: At 11 a.m., Rescue 2 was dispatched from Callao with a crew of three to assist a disabled sailboat in Smith Creek, Md., across the Potomac River. The 30-foot sailboat had been left in a precarious location by its captain who had been taken to a hospital in a medical emergency. The crew moved the sailboat into a secure slip at Corinthian Yacht Club where it would be protected during an oncoming tropical storm. Time on call, 3 hours.

August 30: At 11:30 a.m., the Norwegian captain of a 42-foot sailboat called for help as he was hard aground in Mill Creek off Ingram Bay. Rescue 1 with a crew of four left Reedville and found the vessel with four aboard. The crew pulled the boat into deep water where the captain quickly raised his sails and sailed away. Time on call, 1 hour.

August 31: At 2:30 p.m., the owner of a 20-foot Grady White…[to-view-more]