Norfolk VA Fire Rescue And Two Rescue Swimmers Ocean View
Norfolk VAPortsmouth, Virginia - Norfolk Fire-Rescue Swimmers rescued two people and a cat on Saturday when their boat a 30-foot sailboat sank off Ocean View Beach in Norfolk, Virginia, during the beginning of Hurricane Irene. Watchstanders the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center received a preliminary report of the Good Samaritan to about 8, that the yacht was dragging anchor 400 meters from the beach. Norfolk Fire-Rescue personnel, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission Police and the Norfolk Police Department responded to the scene.
The boat was home port in Portsmouth, Virginia, but left on Friday in Annapolis, Maryland, to escape the approaching storm. When bad weather, captured, tried to deploy the anchor.
Rough seas and strong winds prevented emergency personnel from reaching the boat. And 'ended up being pushed closer to the beach and the pier, when its keel built into the sand.
Norfolk Fire-Rescue, then the introduction of two rescue swimmers on board, after securing the assistance of two lines of people and a cat with life-chest-deep water on the beach.
"Our rescue swimmers helped people on the boat," said Capt. Mike Marsala Norfolk Fire "but was an excellent effort with the police in Norfolk, Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Garda shore. This shows how our agencies work together in emergency situations. "
The two sailors were treated for mild hypothermia and taken to a nearby shelter.
The ship ran aground off the candle is the beach with ocean views and does not constitute a threat to the fishing pier overlooking the sea or the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.
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