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                 UNUSUAL MISSION


   Smith Point Sea Rescue responds to calls from boaters in distress including groundings, mechanical failures, fuel issues and getting lost. According to Capt. Buddy Sylvia, “on April 29th we had probably the most unusual mission in Sea Rescue’s 35 year history.  We received a call from residents of Mill Creek off of the Great Wicomico River that they needed something towed from Mill Creek to Ingram Bay Marina.” 

 The "something" was an 8’ 10” expired dolphin weighing approximately 500 pounds.  When Rescue I arrived on scene a heavy line had been attached to the tail of the dolphin.  Rescue I carefully towed the dolphin through very rough seas around to the Marina where 2 members of the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program from Virginia Beach were waiting.  The Response team had all the right equipment to load the animal on their truck less the ability to get the dolphin close to their truck.  Using a forklift the dolphin was brought up to the rear of their waiting truck.  The dolphin was taken to VA. Beach to try to determine the cause of death.

   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.

 

 Visit the Smith Point Sea Rescue Web site at http://www.smithpointsearescue.com and our

FACEBOOK page at https://www.facebook.com/SmithPointSeaRescue?sk=wall .

   Your safety is our primary concern.

 

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  • Smith Point Marina - Fishing Derby Check-in Station
  • Buzzards Point Marina - Fishing Derby Host,Weighing Station

Olverson's Marina - Rescue III Station

  • Little River Seafood - Oyster Roast Host
  • Purcell's Seafood Oyster Roast - Oysters
  • Norview Marina - Fishing Derby Host, Weighing Station
  • Lewisetta Marina
  • WKWI-FM 101.7
  • WIGO-FM 104.9
  • Premium Beverage Inc - Beer Distributors
  • Coors Brewing Co. - Official Beer of the Derby
  • Express Auto & Fleet Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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     September 2014 ACTIVITY

      Immediate Release

  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.

 September 13th at 4:15 PM the sheriff’s office received a call from the Coast Guard that a 15’ boat was running in circles with 2 people in the water between Smith Point Light and the Little Wicomico jetty. Rescue I responded and found a sailboat had picked up the two boys.  Fortunately one of the passengers on the sailboat was a doctor and she treated the boys.  Rescue I stayed with the runaway boat until VMRC took charge of the situation.  Time on call 1 ½ hours.

 September 20th at 5:30 PM Coast Guard Baltimore called the sheriff’s office that a boat was in distress in the Little Wicomico River near the Smith Point Marina channel entrance.  Rescue I responded and could not locate a boat in distress.  The call may well have been a hoax.  Time on call 2 hours.

 September 24th at 6:20 PM Rescue III responded to a disabled  37’ sailboat with 2 aboard near #5 at the Coan River.   The boat was found at Judith Sound in 3 feet of water with the jib sheet fouled in the prop.  With 2 to 4 foot seas and wind at 20 to 25 miles per hour the boat was hard aground.  After several attempts a line was secured to the stern of the sailboat and approximately 30 minutes of steady pulling and maneuvering the boat was freed and towed to Lewisetta Marina.  That night a Sea Rescue member drove the seasick wife to her home in Delaville.  The following morning a diver found that not only was the jib sheet fouled in the prop but the rudder was bent.  The boat was hauled for repairs and the captain was given a ride to Delaville.  Time on call 3 ¼ hours.

 September 26th at 9:30 AM a 32’ sailboat headed back to Massachusetts experienced engine failure.  Rescue I picked them up at the mouth of Cockrells Creek and towed them to Jennings Boatyard.  Time on call 1 hour.

 September 28th at  9AM Rescue III responded to a 40’trawler  with bad fuel and clogged filters in St. George Creek, MD. And towed it to Olverson’s Marina.  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.

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