Smith Point Sea Rescue Report

Rescue 2 takes up the tow on June 29 from Reedville to Coles Point.

Smith Point Sea Rescue editor Jim Bullard reported crews have responded to the following calls for assistance:

May 8: At 1:20 p.m., the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) received a 911 call from a resident of Chesapeake Beach who reported her husband and son had not returned home after boarding kayaks. She suspected they had been blown out to sea by powerful offshore winds. Rescue 1 with a crew of three joined the search for the boaters. The boaters were found by the Virginia Marine Police and were returned home safely. Time on call: 2 hours.

May 15: At 9:55 a.m., the captain of a 36-foot sailboat reported he had run aground in the Coan River on an outgoing tide. Rescue 2 was dispatched with a crew of three and was able to pull the sailboat into deeper water where it was able to continue its journey. Time on call: 2 hours.

May 15: At 2 p.m., the owner of a World War II era 75-foot wooden vessel reported the ship was sinking at his dock and requested….[to-view-more]