Boat takes on water in St. Marys Inlet as multiple agencies assist in rescue

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. — On Friday just before 4 p.m., the Camden County Marine Unit and National Park Service (NPS) quickly responded to a boat taking on water in the St. Marys Inlet. Four people were onboard in very rough seas.


Once the vessel was located crews boarded and began pumping out water. Nassau County and Tow Boat US also assisted by providing an additional pump while NPS Rangers kept boat traffic away.

A moving escort was formed and the boat was driven to safety at the Saint Mary’s Marina.

A moving escort was formed and the boat was driven to safety at the St. Marys Marina.

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“Additional units with St. Marys Police, Georgia DNR, and Fire Rescue assisted at the Marina,” Camden County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

The sheriff’s office reminds all boaters to check the weather and bilge pumps before heading out this summer on the water.

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