US Coast Guard rescue crews from Station South Portland saved three people after their sailboat capsized in Portland Harbor, Maine, Sunday.
Watchstanders at the Sector Northern New England Command Center received a call from 911 dispatch at 1:52 p.m. stating that a sailboat had capsized with three people in the water near Spring Point inside Portland Harbor.
Rescue crews from Station South Portland immediately launched at 1:56 p.m. aboard their 25-foot response boat small and arrived on scene at 1:59 p.m.
The three people were picked out of the water and transferred to awaiting EMS aboard a Portland Fire Department boat.
Chris Berry, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Northern New England, said:
From the time we got the emergency call to the time we were on scene was under eight minutes.
Our crews responded quickly and aside from being a little cold everyone is ok.
Press release, Image: USCG