PORTSMOUTH, Va. -
A 13-year-old Boy Scout was rescued by Good Samaritans after a sailboat he was on capsized in the Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles.
According to the Coast Guard, a good Samaritan, who was kayaking, called to report that the sailboat had capsized and one person was in the water.
Crews were dispatched from the Cape Charles station, but by the time they arrived the Boy Scout had been rescued by good Samaritans on another vessel.
The dispatched crew made contact with the Boy Scout to ensure he was okay.
The Coast Guard says that the good Samaritans aboard the 30-foot boat took the boy back to shore at the the Kiptopeke State Park.
"The generosity and situational awareness of the boaters who assisted the Coast Guard in this case can not be understated," said Petty Officer Daniel Eisenhard, a member at Station Cape Charles. "They did the right things by calling the Coast Guard quickly and staying on scene. The fact that the Boy Scout was wearing his life jacket also ensured a happy outcome to this case."
There were no injuries reported in this incident.
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