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February 19, 2018 2:40 am EST
Location: 33.436N 77.743W
Wind Dir: E (90°)
Wind Speed: 14 knots
Wind Gust: 17 knots
AT Ps: 30.35 in (1027.6 mb)
Air Temp: 66°F (19.1°C)
Dew Point: 63°F (17.3°C)
Water Temp: 65°F (18.3°C)

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BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard rescued seven people Sunday in the Potomac River near the Arlington Memorial Bridge.

Coast Guard Sector Maryland–National Capital Region watchstanders received a notification via VHF-Channel 16 at approximately 1:00 p.m. that a 30-foot boat with seven people aboard was taking on water.

Coast Guard Station Washington launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew to assist.

“We put two crewmembers aboard when we got on scene,” said Petty Officer Christopher Page, the coxswain aboard the RB-S. “The owner was concerned because he couldn’t find the source of the water, and they had also lost one engine. We decided to take them on side-tow when we realized their anchor wasn’t holding, and they were quickly drifting to shoal water.”

No injuries were reported.

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