2 Dead, 4 Rescued After Boat Capsizes at Va. Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.  -- Police say two people are dead and four others were being treated at area hospitals after their 18-foot aluminum boat capsized in the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia Beach police spokesman Adam Bernstein said one person was pronounced dead Wednesday morning and a second person was pronounced dead shortly after 1 p.m.

The boat capsized at Lynnhaven Inlet.  Police said the six boaters phoned in a distress call to the Coast Guard shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said the victims were taken to two local hospitals.

A spokeswoman for the hospitals said she could not disclose patient conditions.

There was no immediate word on what led to the incident. 

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