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Coast Guard, good samaritans rescue 10 near Cape Charles

Posted: 1:25 PM, Jun 10, 2012
Updated: 2012-06-10 13:29:37-04
Coast Guard, good samaritans rescue 10 near Cape Charles

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and good samaritans each rescued five people after a 24-foot boat capsized near Cape Charles, Saturday.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 7:15 p.m. and reported a capsized 24-foot boat with 10 people in the water.

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A crew aboard a 41-foot Utility Boat from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles launched to assist the good samaritans.

When the boat crew arrived on scene, they transferred five people from the water onto their boat. The good samaritans also removed five people from the water onto their boat. The 10 people that were rescued were all taken to Station Cape Charles.

A fishing vessel towed the capsized boat to Cape Charles Harbor.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution.