Coast Guard Rescues Woman, 3-Year-old Boy off Chincoteague Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard and Virginia Marine Resource Commission rescued a 57-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy in the early morning hours of Sunday in Horntown Bay off the coast of Chincoteague.

Officials say calls came in around 1:50 a.m. and a Jayhawk Helicopter was dispatched from Cape Charles to search for the pair.

The woman and child were found safely near their last known position and transferred back to shore via a VMRC boat.

Officials continue to stress the importance of reliable communications, approved life jackets and boater safety courses when traversing the waters in any vessel.