Coast Guard rescues two injured crew members from tugboat in Elizabeth River

Posted at 1:26 PM, Aug 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-22 13:26:36-04

Two crew members from a 99-foot tugboat were rescued by the Coast Guard on Thursday in the Elizabeth River.

A crew member on the ‘Elizabeth Anne’ contacted Coast Guard watchstanders around 7:45 a.m. reporting that two crew members had been injured by a parting chain.

The Coast Guard dispatched a 25-foot response boat from Portsmouth to assist.

The crew members were successfully removed from the tugboat and taken back to Coast Guard Base Portsmouth where an ambulance awaited their arrival.

One person was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and the other was taken to Maryview Medical Center.