U.S. Coast Guard

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8:55 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Coast Guard Rescues Two in Chesapeake Bay

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued two men after their boat began sinking in the Chesapeake Bay.

Coast Guard officials got a call around 3 p.m. Sunday reporting that two men were on board a sinking boat near the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse near Annapolis. Coast Guard crews from Annapolis and Maryland State Police responded to the scene and found the boaters in about 20 minutes.

Crews gave the men life jackets and began removing water from the boat, which was then towed to a marina. No one was hurt.

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12:01 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Tractor Trailer Plunges Into Water on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

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A tractor-trailer has gone over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel into the water this morning after hitting a light pole.

The Virginia Pilot is reporting that the Virginia Beach Fire Department Battalion said the truck went over at the 15 mile marker.

The paper says that the U.S. Coast Guard says navy divers have located one person in the water who was unresponsive.

The Navy has a helicopter at the scene along with the divers.

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8:54 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Coast Guard Rescues Boaters in St. Martin River near Oceacn City

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued two boaters from a capsized sailboat in the St. Martin River near Ocean City.

After receiving a report of an overturned sailboat on Monday afternoon, a Coast Guard crew headed to the area and found one boater trying to right the boat.  The Coast Guard says the crew rescued a second boater who had drifted about 25 yards from the boat, then returned to pull the first boater from the boat.

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10:16 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Coast Guard Evacs Oil Tanker Crewman Off OC Shore

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The Coast Guard rescued an oil tanker crewman after he suffered a head injury about 60 miles east of Ocean City.

The Coast Guard says one of its helicopters picked up the 47-year-old man Thursday from the Hellas Endurance, a 500-foot, Greek-flagged tanker.

The tanker contacted the Coast Guard about 6:50 a.m. Thursday to report the man needed immediate medical attention. The Coast Guard sent a helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in New Jersey. Fog created low visibility, so pilots used radar to find the ship.

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