Coast Guard tows disabled boat stranded near Cape Charles

Posted at 9:03 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 21:03:29-04

CAPE CHARLES, Va. – The Coast Guard towed a boat with three people aboard Saturday, after it became disabled off the coast of Cape Charles.

Coast Guard Station Cape Charles received a call about the boat at 2:17 p.m.

The 16-foot boat was about 10 miles south of Cape Charles at the time.

A 25-foot Rescue Boat-Small crew from Station Cape Charles was already underway conducting training and got to the boat about an hour later.

It was towed back and no one was injured.

Now that the weather is warming up, Coast Guard officials want to remind people to make sure they’re prepared before they head out on the water.

“With Summer coming, boat traffic is going to be on the rise,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer David Stone, coxswain for the case. “Remember to check your boat’s safety equipment and make sure the boat is fully operational before you launch.”