U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Three People Stuck in Marsh

Last Edited: Aug 04, 2018 12:00 PM

The United States Coast Guard rescued three people who became stuck in a marsh near Ocean City.

On Thursday, August 2nd, the Coast Guard was notified by the Ocean City Police Department about three people who fell from their paddle boards and became stuck in a marsh.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small rescue crew from Station Ocean City, New Jersey was sent out at 10:45 a.m.

The rescue crew arrived on-scene and took the three people and their paddle boards to safety at the 10th Street pier in Ocean City.

“Communications are key whether you are on a paddle board or a power boat,” said Lt. Peter Harrington, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. “Whenever you’re venturing out onto the water, always make sure you have a reliable means of communication, such as a VHF radio in the event you’re in trouble, to help rescuers get to you quickly and accurately.”


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