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A boater was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m. near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports the Coast Guard says that the boater had suffered a seizure.

Authorities arrived on the scene about 15 minutes after receiving a call from someone on the Miss Jones – a 23 foot Boston Whaler.

The man had MS and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated.  

The paper reports that his condition is unknown.

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The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old fisherman whose boat was 13 miles off the coast of Chincoteague.

WBOC reports that the Coast Guard was notified around 4 p.m. yesterday that a fisherman had suffered heat-related injuries.

A life boat crew got to the fishing boat Windmill Point around 5 p.m.

The Coast Guard took the man to the Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onley, Virginia.

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The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of three people including two from the Beach Patrol yesterday afternoon in the waters just off Ocean City.

After someone was swept out by the inlet current two Beach Patrol members jumped in but they were also taken out by the current.

WBOC reports that the Coast Guard was alerted and sent a boat crew which eventually rescued all three.

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There was a search under way last night for a waterman who went overboard around 5 miles of Tangier Island.

The incident occurred around early afternoon when the U.S. Coast Guard received a report that a 40 foot crabbing boat was taking on water.

WBOC reports that the island’s Mayor James Eskridge said the man and his son went overboard and that they were not wearing life jackets.

The Coast Guard said that the son was rescued by another boat.

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Officials have identified 20 year old Maurice Wright of Norfolk as an apparent drowning victim who was last seen on Sunday afternoon near the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he was wading from the beach to a pontoon when he disappeared under the surface of the water.

He was not wearing a life jacket.

The paper reports that the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search last night.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard says a 20-year-old man is missing after he went underwater near Smith Island on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The Coast Guard reports that the man was wading from the beach to a pontoon boat about 20 feet offshore when he went underwater around 2 p.m. Sunday and did not resurface. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Coast Guard crews are searching for the man along with Virginia Marine Police and Virginia Beach firefighters.

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SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a missing father and son were found on their disabled boat in the Delaware Bay after a seven-hour search.

The Coast Guard said in a news release Monday that they went boating near Cedar Creek Boat Ramp on Sunday afternoon, but the Coast Guard received a report from a 911 dispatcher Sunday night that they were overdue.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Coast Guard officials are planning an active shooter drill at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore.

The Coast Guard says in a statement that the drill will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. and that the facility will be on lockdown for the exercise.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Dottie Mitchell says the drill is an annual event at the shipyard and is expected to last 15 to 30 minutes.

More than 2,000 people work on the Yard base.

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WINGATE, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a boat that sank in the Chesapeake Bay - sparking the emergency rescue of two dozen passengers including schoolchildren - was in a prohibited area.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class David Marin said by telephone that the boat was in an off-limits area when a distress call went out Wednesday evening. Authorities say boat and helicopter crews were launched but a commercial boat arrived, rescued everyone and took them to shore.

Marin said the area was off-limits because of obstructions in the water.

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WINGATE, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a good Samaritan rescued 22 people, including schoolchildren, after their boat sank in the Chesapeake Bay.

The U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement it received a distress alert Wednesday saying a boat had sunk off Bloodsworth Island.

The statement says boat and helicopter crews were launched but a good Samaritan arrived, took the boaters aboard and brought them to shore in Wingate, where they were transferred to EMS personnel.