Coast guard rescues surfer in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WUSA 9) --The Coast Guard rescued a surfer and three members of Ocean City Beach Patrol on Friday afternoon after a storm current carried the surfer into the inlet.

To help the distressed beach patrol members and surfer, the Coast Guard dispatched two 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews at about 3:10 p.m. No injuries were reported.

"It is obvious that the bigger waves caused by storms and hurricanes would be attractive to surfers," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Tomlin, a coxswain from Coast Guard Station Ocean City. "But what people don't realize is that when they find themselves in trouble and need assistance, they place the life of others in danger. Even the best swimmers can run into trouble so please stay out of the water during storms."


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