Coast Guard rescues boat taking on water in Va. Beach

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- The Coast Guard assisted three people after their boat began taking on water off Virginia Beach, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth got a call at 6:20 p.m. that a 27-foot Bayliner was taking on water in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium and 29-foot Response Boat-Small crews from Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach launched to assist.

Once on the scene, crews boarded the boat with a dewatering pump to manage the flooding.

The boat was able to be towed back to Cove Marina in Virginia Beach. 

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