Coast Guard called to rescue several people from the water amid strong winds in VB

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Several people were rescued from the water in Virginia Beach on Saturday evening as storms pushed through the area.

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Police dispatchers received a call around 6:14 p.m. about an overturned sailboat near Seaview Avenue and Ocean View Avenue. They also received a call from the same area about two people stuck on a jetty.

Petty Officer Kimberly Reaves with the Coast Guard said they received a report of an overturned boat in the area of the Lesner Bridge. The one person on board made it to land. The Coast Guard responded with a 45-foot response boat out of Little Creek and a Jayhawk helicopter from Elizabeth City.

WAVY News 10 received images from the scene, which show a man made his way to a platform under the bridge.

Crews rescued everyone involved in both scenes.

As showers, wind and thunderstorms pass through the area, authorities are advising residents to stay out of the water until conditions are safe.

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