Two Rescued in Mount Hope Bay

 

SAT map of Mount Hope Bay.
SAT map of Mount Hope Bay.

On Tuesday, July 7, at 3:28 p.m., crews from the Portsmouth and Bristol, RI, fire departments responded to a call concerning a 25’ sailboat that was adrift in the waters off Common Fence Point with one person aboard. Bristol Marine 1 rescued the individual and took the boat under tow.

A short while later, at 3:52 p.m., a member of the Portsmouth Fire Department spotted an individual in a small dinghy clinging to a mooring north of the Sakonnet River Bridge. A Portsmouth rescue boat responded to help the individual.