Coast Guard rescues two people from sinking boat near Wachapreague Tuesday

Posted at 8:25 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 20:25:01-04

WACHAPREAGUE, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued two people from their disabled boat on Tuesday.

The boat began taking on water in the Metompkin Inlet, near Wachapreague.

Watchstanders received a call just after 10:45 a.m. stating a 15-foot skiff with two people aboard was disabled and taking on water.

At about 11 a.m. a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water Coast Guard crew was launched.

An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter Coast Guard crew was already in flight in the area and changed course to the sinking boat.

Two distressed boaters were transferred to the SPC-SW. Both were wearing their life jackets.

Crews dewatered the sinking boat and towed it back to Station Wachapreague.

No injuries were reported.