Four Va. Beach Boaters Rescued After Running Aground on Jetty

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Little Creek brought the injured boaters to shore. Photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup/USCG

The Coast Guard and other first responders rescued four people when their boat ran aground on a jetty in Virginia Beach, the Sunday before Christmas.

The 20-foot boat ran aground at the end of the east jetty in Little Creek, Virginia Beach, according to the Coast Guard, and all four people on board were injured.

Coast Guard Station Little Creek sent a rescue crew, along with boats from Virginia Beach EMS, Virginia Marine Police and the Virginia Beach Fire Department.

All four boaters were brought to shore and taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.

“We greatly value our partnerships with our local emergency responders,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert Delano, command duty officer at Sector Hampton Roads. “It’s through our continued cooperation that we can provide the best response and care for mariners in distress.”

-Meg Walburn Viviano