Catamaran Capsizes Near Ocean City, Md.

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Monday, August 05, 2013
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Dahl, a rescue swimmer stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., swims near a capsized catamaran about 30 miles east of Ocean City, Md., Aug. 5, 2013. He deployed into the water from an MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter to search for two missing boaters. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard and two good Samaritans rescued two men and recovered two men Monday after the 28-foot catamaran the four boaters were on capsized near Ocean City, Md.

A good Samaritan aboard the Lori M contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 9 a.m., reporting a catamaran had capsized approximately 32 miles northeast of Ocean City with four people aboard.

The Just Right Five rescued two men, both age 55, who were responsive.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and deployed a rescue swimmer who recovered the other two men, ages 53 and 65, with the help of a good Samaritan aboard the Lori M. Both men, who were unresponsive, were brought aboard their boat.

A boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Ocean City and the helicopter aircrew assisted in the search.

The Lori M and Just Right Five are being escorted by a boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Indian River Inlet, Del., to station Indian River.

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