Rehoboth Beach Hosts Mid-Atlantic Regional Lifeguard Championships

Archive photo of previous lifeguard championships (photo provided by the City of Rehoboth Beach)
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The United States Lifesaving Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships are coming to Rehoboth Beach.Lifeguards from five states will compete in several events this Wednesday to qualify for the National Championships in Hermosa Beach, California next month.The competitions this Wednesday begin at 10:00 a.m. with a 2-K beach run. Lifeguards will also compete in swimming competitions as…

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Md. State Police Helicopter Rescues Mariner In Distress

MSP helicopter rescues a mariner in medical distress on Chesapeake Bay (photo courtesy of US Coast Guard)
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A Maryland State Police helicopter crew rescued a crew member in medical distress from a tanker in Chesapeake Bay near Kent Island this week. U.S. Coast Guard-Sector Maryland requested the helicopter Wednesday morning. MSP Aviation Command Trooper 6 is based at the Easton Airport. The helicopter crew located the 462-foot Liberian-flagged tanker the Chem Jupiter,…

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Fire In Whaleyville Leaves 1 Person Dead

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One person is dead following a house fire in Whaleyville. According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, a neighbor reported that a fire had broken out in the 11,500-block of Sheppard’s Crossing Road Monday afternoon at 2:38 p.m. The neighbor went inside and rescued the occupant, but members of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company…

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3 Rescued From Grounded Sailboat On Va. Eastern Shore

Photo courtesy of US Coast Guard (sailboat aground, Chincoteague Inlet)
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Three people were rescued from Chincoteague Inlet after their sailboat ran aground during severe weather Wednesday afternoon, according to the US Coast Guard. Two watercraft and a helicopter were dispatched to the scene. The boat crews could not get any closer due to unsafe conditions. The air crew hoisted the mariners to safety and took…

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VIDEO | Coast Guard Rescues Diver In Distress

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An unresponsive diver has been flown from a vessel 46 miles off Cape May to University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the location of the nearest-available decompression chamber. According to the Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay Watchstanders received a report Wednesday that a 50-year-old woman dove to a depth of 150 feet before resurfacing unconscious. A…

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MD Flag at Half Staff Sunday

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Sunday is Fire and Rescue Memorial Remembrance Day and the Maryland Flag Is at Half-Staff today. Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff at sunrise, today and returned to full-staff at sunset today to honor all fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel from the State of Maryland who have…

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Rare Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued At Fenwick Island

Photo courtesy MERR Institute
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A rare endangered juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle has been rescued in Fenwick Island. The MERR Institute received a call Thursday from residents at Keenwick on the Bay who discovered the injured turtle. The turtle had been waving its flipper toward its head, where there was a wound. MERR personnel brought the turtle to its…

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Shelter Dogs Rescued From Path Of Hurricane Laura

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44 dogs have been safely evacuated to southern Delaware from the path of Hurricane Laura in the Gulf. The Brandywine Valley SPCA says a Wings of Rescue mission brought the dogs from shelters in several Louisiana parishes. The flight arrived Tuesday at Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown. The dogs will be available for adoption. More…

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Duckling Rescued from Henlopen Avenue Storm Drain in R.B.

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Residents, a bicyclist and the Rehoboth Beach public works came to the rescue this past Friday after this duckling fell into a storm drain on Henlopen Avenue. The duck family was there squawking and milling about which caught peoples’ attention. “I called the police…” says Jennifer Rubenstein, who lives in the area. “The dispatcher took…

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US Coast Guard Rescue Fallen Jet Skier in OC Inlet

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A man was rescued by US Coast Guard officials when he fell from his jet ski in the Ocean City inlet Saturday evening. Witnesses saw the man go into the water as his jet ski moved away and they called for help. Coast Guard officials say the victim was wearing a life jacket when they…

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Woman on Charter Ship off OC Rescued by US Coast Guard

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A woman suffering from chest pains was medevaced by the US Coast Guard from about 47 miles off the Ocean City Coast.  An emergency call was received around 7am – the woman was aboard a charter fishing boat.  She was hoisted to a rescue helicopter and flown PRMC in Salisbury.  

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