Coast Guard Rescues 2 From Capsized Sailboat

The Coast Guard has rescued two boaters from a capsized sailboat in the St. Martin River near Ocean City.

After receiving a report of an overturned sailboat on Monday afternoon, a Coast Guard crew headed to the area and found one boater trying to right the boat. The Coast Guard says the crew rescued a second boater who had drifted about 25 yards from the boat, then returned to pull the first boater from the boat.

Petty Officer 1st Class William King says it was fortunate that they were able to respond quickly because the conditions were a bit beyond the boaters' capability.

The Coast Guard crew took both boaters to the Ocean Pines Marina where Ocean City Fire Department checked them for injuries, but no injuries were reported.

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