VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Coast Guard helped tow a beached boat in Virginia Beach.
Members of the Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center say they were notified of a 29-foot recreational vessel found beached near the Virginia Beach side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on June 18.
Coast Guard assets from Station Little Creek, along with the Virginia Beach Fire Department, responded to the beached boat and found that there were no injuries or environmental impacts.
The image obtained by the Coast Guard shows the boat wedged into the sand and leaning up against the beams of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The company called to assist are seen using a bulldozer to remove the vessel from the beach.
The vessel was later monitored through salvage by the Coast Guard team from Sector Virginia. With the help of the Virginia Marine Resource Commission and Virginia Beach Department of Public Works, the vessel was then towed to a local marina and removed from the waterway.
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