Coast Guard rescues man from disabled sailboat in Chesapeake

Solenn Plantier
Mai 31, 2017

A Coast Guard crew rescued a man aboard a sailboat that was taking water Tuesday morning in the Chesapeake Bay approximately 10 miles southwest of Tangier Island, officials said.

Once the crew arrived on scene, they rescued three people from atop their overturned sailboat and transferred them to a Coast Guard Station Duluth boat. The sailboat was then righted by the Station Duluth crew and towed to a local marina. The two men were taken to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, where medical personnel were standing by.

A safety patrol and radio communications to monitor the status of "Snafu" were established by Coast Guard watchstanders in Los Angeles-Long Beach. Check the current and expected weather and water conditions before heading out, and be aware that weather conditions can quickly change.

Carry marine flares on board the vessel.

Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, retrieve buoys in the Keweenaw Waterway near Houghton, Mich., Nov. 17, 2013.

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