Water Rescue From The Surf In Dewey Beach


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Lewes Fire boat on scene rescuing the woman from the surf .. photo by Rob Jones

This morning around 7 AM a body was seen floating off the beach in Rehoboth.  A witness called it in and the Coast Guard, Lewes and Rehoboth fire companies, Delaware State Police, Sussex County EMS and DNREC responded to the scene.   She was first seen off Norfolk and Queen streets in Rehoboth Beach, and was floating towards Dewey Beach.  The Lewes Fireboat responded to the scene with the Coast Guard on watch,  and the DSP bird in the air to pull the woman from the water if necessary.  She was taken aboard the fire boat, treated at the Lewes boat ramp, and then moved to a local hospital where she is being evaluated by medial staff.  The water is around forty seven degrees.  It is not a good idea to swim this time of year.  Surf anglers are always wary of the water this time of year, even wading a little with waders can be dangerous if you get swept in by the current.  Always be aware of your surroundings near water this time of year, especially the ocean.

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