27 rescued from disabled boat off Portsmouth
More than two dozen passengers and crew are safe and sound after being rescued by the Coast Guard off a disabled vessel in in the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H.
Coast Guard and New Hampshire Marine Patrol responders rushed to the scene after a report Friday afternoon that the Celia Thaxter had become disabled and was being pushed against a bridge by the current.
The Portsmouth Herald reports 24 passengers and two crew members were taken to a nearby pier. Medical personnel on the scene determined there were no injuries.
The vessel’s master remained aboard while it was towed to its home-port dock in Portsmouth.