June 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.
June 4th at 8 AM a 32’ cabin cruiser was towed from Rock Hole Creek off of the Little Wicomico River to Smith Point Marina. Time on call 1 ¼ hours.
June 7th at 2 PM the owner of a boat sailing in the Annapolis- Bermuda race was taken out to his boat which was under sail near Smith Point Light. The relief captain was brought ashore. Time on call ½ hour.
June 7th at 5PM Rescue I responded to a 23’ boat with 3 aboard whose lower unit froze up off of Smith Island. The boat was towed to Smith Point Marina. Time on call 3 ¼ hours.
June 8th at 8 AM Rescue I towed a pair of floating docks from Reedville to Tippers Creek. Time on call 2 ¾ hours.
June 26th at 3:55 PM Rescue I responded to a call from the sheriff’s office of a boat aground near Shell Landing. The boat was not found. Time on call ½ hour.
June 28th at 4:45 PM Rescue I responded to a radio call for assistance from a 43’ boat with 12 aboard anchored just north of the Little Wicomico jetty. Our battery pack was not sufficient to restart the boat so it was taken under tow to the owners dock at the headwaters of Bridge Creek. Time on call 3 ½ hours.
June 29th at 8:25 PM Rescue I responded to a sailboat aground in Cockrells Creek. The boat was towed to deep water. Time on call ¾ hour.
June 30th Rescue III responded to a 42’Chris Craft off of Ragged Point with 8 aboard that was leaking gas. The boat was towed to the owners dock on Glebe Creek. Time on call 4 ½ hours.
July 5th at 2:40 PM Rescue III was dispatched by the sheriff’s office to a 24’ cruiser with 6 aboard with electrical problems. The boat was towed to Olverson’s Marina. Time on call 1 hour.
July 7th a 32’ sailboat with 2 aboard ran aground on the sand bar inside of #4 at the entrance to the Great Wicomico River. Rescue I towed to boat to deep water. Tome on call 1 ¼ hour.
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 the proceeds of donations and the annual oyster roast to fund operations.