Dozens pulled from the water after multiple boats overturn in windy DMV weather
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of people were plucked from the water in DC and then in Annapolis after today’s windy weather caused squalls that flipped sailboats.
No injuries have been reported in either incident, which both took place early Sunday afternoon shortly after a wind advisory went out for the Key and Bay bridges.
The first incident occurred when several sailboats overturned in the Potomac near the Wilson Bridge. Cooperating DC agencies successfully found three individuals who went missing in the water, so that all victims were accounted for.
The second incident occurred in Annapolis in the Severn River, when a squall flipped several sailboats. This accident involved members of the Severn Sailing Association. Twenty-two victims were pulled from the water by multiple cooperating Maryland agencies. All victims in this incident were accounted for as well.