2 rescued from bay after clinging to cooler
Two people from Hyattsville whose boat capsized in the Chesapeake Bay over the weekend were rescued after clinging to a cooler for more than two hours, authorities said.
Anna Garcia, 36, and Carlos Eskabar, 35, were in shock and suffering from extreme exhaustion when found at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, the Maryland Natural Resources police said. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.
The two had been fishing Saturday night near the Sandy Point Light, in the Annapolis area, with three family members from Silver Spring when their 14- foot- boat was struck by a big wave, the Maryland Natural Resources police said.
Only one of the five aboard was wearing a life jacket, and the boat filled with water and capsized before the others could put them on, the operator of the boat told the police.
The three relatives held on to the capsized boat. Garcia and Eskabar clung to a cooler, and driven by wind and the current, drifted away.
The boat’s operator, identified as Jose Reyes, retrieved a battery-powered light from the capsized boat. It attracted a passing boater, who called for help.
Natural Resources police officer Aaron Parker found Garcia and Eskabar in the area of the Baltimore Light, which is about four miles northwest of the Sandy Point lighthouse.
| July 19, 2010; 7:29 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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