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        Smith Point Sea Rescues'     
        Annual Solicitation Drive


                                                                                                                                            Fall 2014


Dear Neighbor,


Smith Point Sea Rescue has been saving boaters for more than 40 year.’


We now hope you will answer our call for help with a tax-deductible donation.


We only write to ask for your help once a year.


We are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization.  We receive no funding from the government.


Unlike commercial rescue services, we require no membership fee or payment for our services when we respond to a boating emergency.


Our members are your neighbors.  We volunteer to be on duty 24/7, willing to head out into stormy waters – day or night – to save you, your family, your friends.


Although our members do most of the boat maintenance themselves, fueling and fixing three busy rescue boats is never ending and expensive.  Our boats must be in top condition to operate at all hours and in any weather.


These ongoing expenses are covered with funds donated by those who appreciate the availability of a local rescue service that stands ready to help any boater in trouble.


Smith Point Sea Rescue is unique and has become a Northern Neck and Chesapeake Bay tradition.  To the best of our knowledge, we are the only non-profit, all-volunteer, marine rescue service on the bay.


We now hope that we can count on you to send a donation to help us continue this unique and valuable service to boaters in our waters.


With many thanks, and in your service,

Andy Kauders (President), and the 45 members of SPSR


P.S.  We will reply with confirmation of your tax-deductible contribution for your records. 

Donations can be mailed to:

      Smith Point Sea Rescue
      P.O. Box 662
      Burgess, VA 22432


 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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    October 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.

 October 18th at 6:20PM Rescue III was dispatched by the sheriff’s office for a 24’ sailboat unable to make way due to heavy wind and seas.  When Rescue III got under way headed down the Potomac to the vicinity of Vir Mar Beach the wind was 10 MPH with 2 “ sea.  Within an hour it was blowing 15 to 20 with gusts of 27 and 5 to 6 foot sea.  Rescue III informed Coast Guard Baltimore that it was unsafe to continue and they were returning to port.  The Coast Guard dispatched a 42’ vessel which  removed the sole person aboard.  He was taken to Kinsale and was treated by the rescue squad for dehydration as he had no food or water aboard.

The mission continued on the 20th after the storm blew through.  When the Coast Guard removed the person aboard he had anchored the boat but it dragged and was found against and partially under a groin.  Rescue II ferried a line out to Rescue I which got the boat away from the groin but it was still on its side and full of water.  The boat was secured and the owner informed that a salvage company would have to remove it. Time on call between the two days was 6 ½ hours with 9 people involved.


October 22nd at 3:40 PM Coast Guard Baltimore request assistance for a disabled sailboat 4 miles east of Smith Point Light.  Rescue I got under way and encountered 4 to 5 foot seas, rain and fog.  When Rescue I was 2.5 miles from the disabled boat a Coast Guard vessel from Chrisfield arrived on scene and Sector Baltimore told Rescue I they could return to base.  Time on call 3 ½ hours.

 October 25th at 5:30 PM a call was received from the sheriff’s office of a boat aground in Dividing Creek.  Rescue I found the 36’ sailboat and towed it to Jennings Boatyard in Reedville.  The boat was enroute from Canada to the Islands and needed a mechanic to deal with anoverheating engine.  Time on call 3 ¾ 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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