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Maryland Coast Guard rescues family of 6 from flooding boat

August 7, 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Coast Guard in Maryland says it rescued a family of six as their boat began flooding.

A Coast Guard news release says the 22-foot (7-meter) vessel began taking on water near Fort Armistead Tuesday night. Authorities received a report from the boat’s previous owner who said the new owners contacted them to explain the problem.

Officer Brandon Jackson said it was a “phenomenal relief” to see the parents and their four children all wearing life jackets when they were rescued.

Coast Guard members were able to tow the vessel and remove water from it, even as storms rolled through the Baltimore area. Tuesday saw flooding from nearly two inches of rain in a little more than an hour.

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