ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Good Samaritans saved five men from a sinking boat in the Potomac River.
Media outlets report that the Coast Guard says the two rescuers were fishing early Friday near Founders Park in Alexandria when they heard a loud noise. When they went to investigate, they found a 25-foot pleasure craft had struck something in the water and was sinking. The fishermen helped rescue the other boaters and brought them to a nearby yacht club.
No one was hurt.
The D.C. Harbor Patrol found the damaged boat near Founders Park, north of the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront, and towed it back to shore. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that it’s been impounded for investigation. The statement says the boat may have struck a buoy marker.
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