SMITH POINT SEA RESCUE DOES A SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS
On June 17, Smith Point Sea Rescue joined with the Northumberland YMCA and Reedville Museum in a collaborated effort that sponsored a Summer Camp Program Fishing Trip where 28 Local Kids and their counselors and branch Director Christian Shirilla gathered at the Crazy Crab in Reedville.They were greeted by Captain Russ Bertino , Captain Robert Gwaltney, Captain Buddy Silvia and Captain Jim Shaffer. Once aboard, the Boat Captains delivered a safety briefing, checked life vests checked and gave a brief tour of the boats. They departed at 9AM and 28 excited anglers fished until noon capturing 60 fish. The kids then departed to Reedville Museum for a fish fry, a tour of the museum, boats and model shops. Prizes of fishing poles, reels were awarded to the young anglers catching the largest fish on each boat.
Smith Point Sea Rescue is a totally volunteer rescue unit which serves boaters from Ragged Point to the mouth of the Potomac River, south to the Rappahannock River and across to the eastern shore of Virginia. Smith Point Sea Rescue can be reached 24/7 by hailing on VHF radio channel 16 or by calling 911. The organization receives no governmental monetary support and depends solely on donations and the annual oyster roast to fund operations.
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Little River Seafood - Oyster Roast Host
Purcell's Seafood Oyster Roast - Oysters
Norview Marina - Fishing Derby Host, Weighing Station
Premium Beverage Inc - Beer Distributors
Coors Brewing Co. - Official Beer of the Derby
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July 2014 ACTIVITY
Smith Point Sea Rescue responded to a variety of calls for assistance which are listed below. Smith Point Sea Rescue can be reached 24/7 by calling on channel 16 or by calling 911. Rescue I and Rescue II are based on the Great Wicomico River and Rescue III is located on Lodge Creek off of the Yeocomico River.
July7th at 8:30M Rescue I responded to a 32’ sailboat with 2 aboard aground inside of #4 on the Great Wicomico River. The boat was towed to deep water. Time on call 1 hour.
July 16th at 4:45PM Rescue III responded to a 36’sailboat on the Yeocomico River near Port Kinsale that had previously run aground, free itself using reverse but then could not get the transmission into forward. After some time the transmission started working properly and Rescue III followed the boat to Olversons Marina. Time on call 1 hour.
July 17th Rescue I responded to a request to tow a boat from Cockrells Railway to Smith Point Marina. The boat had not been put back in the water so Rescue I returned to the boathouse. Time on call 1 ¼ hours.
July 26th at 7:15 PM Rescue I was dispatched by the sheriff’s office for a 38’ Sea Ray aground inside of #4 on the Great Wicomico River. Because the boat was so far up on the sand bar Rescue II ferried a line to the grounded boat. To keep Rescue I in enough water and clear of crab pots it took 600 feet of 1 inch tow line to get the boat free and into deep water. Time on call 2 hours.
Smith Point Sea Rescue is a totally volunteer rescue unit which serves boaters from Ragged Point to the mouth of the Potomac River, south to the Rappahannock River and across to the eastern shore. Smith Point Sea Rescue can be reached 24/7 by calling on channel 16 or by calling 911. The organization receives no governmental monetary support and depends solely on donations to fund their operation for the year.