ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — An Anne Arundel County fire boat has sunk in the Chesapeake Bay near Gibson Island.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department confirmed that the boat sunk and all four people onboard have been removed safely.
Spokesperson Lt. Jennifer Macallair said it is not known yet why the boat was there or why it sank.
The fire department is working with local resources to pull the boat out of the water. The firefighters were in the water for ten minutes and were helped by their personal flotation devices.
All four on board are doing well, according to fire officials.
⚓️WATER RESCUE⚓️— Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 (@BCFDL734) March 28, 2022
Chesapeake Bay IAO Gibson Island#MutualAid to @AACountyGovt#BMORESBravest #BCFSOC Fireboat & Fire Rescue Boat are responding to assist @AACoFD @Local1563 with a sinking fireboat in the bay. It is a gale warning today, so conditions are bad. pic.twitter.com/UWPxepy06g
The Baltimore Firefighters Union IAFF Local 734 noted there is "a gale warning today, so conditions are bad."