#AceNewsReport – Mar.20: Sector Virginia launched a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium boat crew from Station Cape Charles. The crew navigated five to six foot seas and faced sustained winds of 25 to 30 knots within the Chesapeake Bay:
Coast Guard rescues 57-year old man stranded on sailboat in Chesapeake Bay during severe weather: ‘Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received the notification of the distress from the man’s sister at approximately 9:30 a.m., and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast to local mariners’
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/19/2021 05:26 PM EDTNews Release
Coast Guard rescues 57-year old man stranded on sailboat in Chesapeake Bay during severe weather
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The boat crew rescued the mariner from the disabled sailing vessel after arriving on-scene, and transported him to shore where he was treated by York County emergency medical services.
“Today’s case is an example of what can happen in severe weather, but my crew and I were happy to get the mariner to safety,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Manzoline, the coxswain of the response boat that conducted the rescue. “It’s important for people to check the weather before going out and to have the proper safety equipment like life jackets and marine radios and to properly dress for cold water temperatures.
#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Mar.20: 2021:
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