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.