Three boaters were rescued Sunday.

Three boaters were rescued Sunday.

Water rescue off Crescent Beach

Local crew assists boat stuck in sandbar on Sunday

Members of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Unit 5 answered a call for assistance from a grounded boat Sunday.

A 20-foot cabin cruiser was located hard aground a sandbar approximately 800 metres out from the Crescent Beach pier when RCM-SAR 5 arrived before 7:30 p.m.

According to rescue crew, the boat had run aground at 4 p.m., leaving the three occupants stranded.

“The recreational boaters had no local knowledge of the water and were ill-prepared to be on the water, with no marine radio or marine lights, apart from the boat’s running lights,” RCM-SAR 5’s Dean Donelly said in a release.

Once on scene, the rescue team navigated through the shallow waters and at 9 p.m. were able to assist the boaters in freeing themselves, when the tide level rose.

 

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