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Two teenagers were rescued Tuesday afternoon by the Coast Guard after their 14-foot sailboat capsized about 3 miles off the coast of Little Cove Point in Lusby.
At about 4 p.m. Tuesday, a small crew from the Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes aboard a 25-foot response boat responded to the area after they saw a capsized sailboat and retrieved two teenage boys, ages 14 and 17, from the water, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard press release. The teenagers, whose names were not released, were taken to the sailboat Josephine, where their father was aboard. The crew of the Josephine took the sailboat in tow.
“The boys were wearing life jackets when we got on scene, which probably saved their lives,” Petty Officer 2nd Class James Walters said in a written statement. “The water temperature was 58 degrees, and that is still cold enough to make a person hypothermic if they are exposed to it long enough.”