Watercraft Rescue - Potomac River
By Assistant Fire Chief Edward (Eddie) Raley
September 20, 2020

Water Rescue Box 4, 07:56 - Boat 4 was dispatched to the area of the mouth of the Yeocomico River for the report of a ten foot jon boat taking on water with two subjects onboard. Squad 4 and Engine 141 responded to Point Lookout State Park and established land base command. MSP Aviation Trooper 7 launched and quickly located the vessel. They assisted USCG, Boat 4 and Boat 6 (Valley Lee) by providing navigation coordinates for them to located the vessel. Once units were on the scene, the two occupants of the broken down vessel were transferred to Boat 6 where they were taken to Point Lookout State Park and accessed by EMS. (Ambulance 497). The boaters refused treatment one the scene. The boat was recovered and towed to Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes. Units cleared at 09:52.

Units: MSU-4, Boat 4, Squad 4 and Ambulance 497
Mutual Aid: Engine 141, Boat 6, USCG, DNR and Trooper 7