Smith Point Sea Rescue Report

Smith Point Sea Rescue (SPSR) editor Dan Morissette recently reported crews responded to the following calls for assistance:

November 6: At 2:30 p.m., the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) notified SPSR that a sailboat was hung up on submerged pilings in Cockrell Creek across from the Crazy Crab. Rescue 1 with three crew and Rescue Skiff A with one crew responded and located the vessel, a 36-foot Hunter with two people aboard, near the “Stack.” Rescue 1 pulled the vessel off the pilings and towed it to deeper water. The vessel was then escorted to docking at the Crazy Crab for inspection. Time on call: 1 hour.

At 5:07 p.m., SPSR was notified by NCSO of a disabled boat at Sandy Point. After Rescue 1 departed for Sandy Point at the mouth of the Great Wicomico, it was determined that the boat in question was off the Sandy Point on the Potomac, north of the mouth of the Yeocomico. Rescue 2 then dispatched from Lodge Creek with a crew of four and located the vessel, a 23-foot Hydra Sport with two persons and a dog aboard; it was anchored in six feet of water due to engine failure. The Rescue 2 crew secured a tow line, towed the vessel to Lodge Landing, and assisted with loading it onto a trailer. Time on call: 2.8 hours.

November 21: At 11:30 a.m., an SPSR member received a call from the owner of a 44-foot Midnight Lace power boat who had discovered an engine problem….