8 rescued after boat sinks on York River

York County

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Eight people aboard a sinking boat were rescued Tuesday afternoon on the York River.

Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue was notified just after 3 p.m. and responded with two rescue boats. A Virginia Marine Police boat was able to reach the sinking boat first and rescue the passengers with no injuries.

AFVR’s Boat 2 returned to the site to deploy a Port of Virginia “Stranded Vessel Kit,” which includes anchors, buoys and strobes to keep the boat in place and make sure it’s not a navigational hazard.

Authorities have not shared a cause of the sinking.

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