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.
December 11th at 10:40AM Rescue I was dispatched to assist a 23’ powerboat with 1 aboard aground on the sand bar inside #4 at the mouth of the Great Wicomico River. The operator he was “working with his fish finder” and was distracted. Time on call 1 hour.
December 21st at 1:30 PM Rescue I assisted a 23’ cabin cruiser travel from Barretts Creek to a boat ramp on Glebe Point where it was hauled out. The engine ran intermittently and the bottom had significant barnacle growth. Time on call 1 ¾ hours.
December 30th at 5:10 PM a call was received from the Sheriff’s Office that a 19’ Sea Hunt with 1 aboard was overdue. Rescue I began a search of Dameron Marsh and the mouth of the Great Wicomico River. The missing boater made it home and the search terminated. Time on call 1 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 Annual Reedville Fishing Derby and donations to fund their operation for the year.