5 Rescued off Charlestown Breachway

The Coast Guard rescued 5 people on Saturday afternoon (October 15) after their 17’ center console capsized outside Rhode Island’s Charlestown Breachway.

Charlestown Breachway between Block Island Sound and Ninigret Pond. Photo/BaotingLocal.

Coast Guard officials said that the boat was swamped by a wave near the breachway just before 4:00 p.m.

The victims, all of whom were wearing lifejackets, were picked up by the Coast Guard and taken to Pt. Judith.

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