People rescued from sinking boat in harbor near Canton

July 30, 2011|By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun

A boat sank in the Inner Harbor just before 5 p.m. Saturday, fire officials said.

The incident happened off the 2700 block of Boston St.and was over in under a half hour, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire department spokesman. No one aboard was harmed.

A 911 call that came around 4:50 p.m. reported a sinking boat near the Bo Brooks Restaurant & Catering, Cartwright said. A rescue boat, a fire engine and a medic were dispatched to the scene.

But by the time the rescue arrived, one of Baltimore city's trash collection vessels had removed the people aboard the sinking boat and taken them to shore, Cartwright said.

He did not know how many people were aboard or what kind of boat it was.

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