Boat Sinking At Tower Marine Brings Brings U.S. Coast Guard, Salvage Workers
A small boat apparently took on water and sank in its slip at Tower Marine in the early morning hours Wednesday.
No one was injured in the sinking and the U.S. Coast Guard was called and responded to the scene to oversee the incident.
Tower Marine owner R.J. Peterson said the Coast Guard stood on the shore watching the boat and was there Wednesday afternoon to keep an eye on it.
“Took on water,” said Peterson, when asked what had happened to the craft.
Peterson said the exact cause of the boat’s sinking wouldn’t be known until the craft was brought up from its underwater resting place.
By 2 p.m. Wednesday the still-listing boat had been pulled partially up to an almost normal position.
Some spectators sat on the shore watching the work being done to right the craft and pump out the water that had sent it downward the evening before. The boat owner’s name was not immediately released.