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Two stranded men rescued from unpopulated island.

Two men stranded on unpopulated island, rescued
Two men stranded on unpopulated island, rescued
Posted at 8:44 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 20:44:21-04

Two men stranded on an island in the Chesapeake Bay are rescued.

United States Coast Guard officials says two men intentionally ran their 17-foot vessel aground Sunday on Adam Island after threats of severe weather.

The Island, located in Dorchester County is described as being marshy and unpopulated.

At 9:45 a.m., the Maryland-National Capital Region's command center was notified of the stranded men after one of the boater's fathers made them aware.

An already airborne MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from an air station in New Jersey, diverted from a training flight to assist. The crew landed on Adam Island, recovered the two men and transported them to Salisbury Regional Airport.

The men are expected to retrieve their boat as soon as possible.