Helicopter rescues 4 off Tangier Island

Posted at 6:43 AM, Feb 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-17 06:43:02-05

TANGIER ISLAND, Va. (WTVR) — Four people are back on solid ground after being rescued after two boats became stranded off the Eastern Shore.

It happened just after midnight near Tangier Island when a 36-foot boat ran aground.

However, when marine police arrived to rescue the stranded father and son, their boat also got stuck.

As a result, a Coast Guard helicopter crew pulled the pair, along with the officers, to safety.

No one was injured.