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Police: 2 die, 4 saved after boat capsizes off Va.

Police: 2 die, 4 saved after boat capsizes off Va.

Two people died and four others were being treated at area hospitals after their 18-foot aluminum boat capsized in cold and choppy Chesapeake Bay waters Wednesday, police said.
Virginia Beach police spokesman Adam Bernstein said one person was pronounced dead Wednesday morning and a second person was pronounced dead shortly after 1 p.m.
Bernstein said the six, who authorities have not identified, departed Wednesday morning from the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp and Beach House. The boaters phoned in a distress call to the Coast Guard shortly before 9 a.m.
Two of the boaters were rescued by Coast Guard helicopter and four were recovered by boat, Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said.
Bernstein said four were taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and two others were taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Sentara spokeswoman Emma Inman said she could not disclose patient conditions.
Authorities have recovered the boat and are investigating the incident.
The National Weather Service said the water temperature was 46 degrees at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. It also issued a small-craft advisory, with waves up to five feet high and strong winds.


Updated : 2021-02-26 23:45 GMT+08:00