CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescued two people aboard a 19-foot motorboat that started taking on water while they fished on the Chesapeake Bay off Calvert County.

The Coast Guard says the boaters reported that they were taking on water while fishing east of Breezy Point in Chesapeake Beach on Sunday morning. The vessel was reported to be taking on one gallon of water per minute. Rescue crews with the Coast Guard, Natural Resources Police and Calvert County responded.

Passenger Brenda Scott of North Beach was transferred to a rescue boat. Meanwhile, Ricky White of North Beach remained on board to continue bailing water from the boat. The boat was towed to Breezy Point Marina.

Coast Guard officials say no injuries were reported.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. popeye says:

    Dumb people in small boats should start learning to stay ashore when it blows a gale in the Bay.

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