Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Four rescued from York River after boat begins taking on water

Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue was called early Saturday after a boat reportedly began taking on water in the York River. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Abingdon Fire and Rescue)
Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue was called early Saturday after a boat reportedly began taking on water in the York River. (WYDaily photo/Courtesy Abingdon Fire and Rescue)

Four people were rescued early Saturday after a boat ran into trouble on the York River.

Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue crews were called around 1:20 a.m. for a report that a pontoon boat’s motor had stopped working and the vessel was taking on water west of the Coleman Bridge, according to post on the department’s Facebook page.

There were three adults, a child and two dogs aboard the vessel, which had blown to shore near Hayes by the time rescuers arrived, the department said.

The boat’s occupants were transferred to shore at Gloucester Point, the department said. No one was injured.

York County Fire & Life Safety and the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the rescue.

Bryan DeVasherhttp://wydaily.com
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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