Baltimore, MD — Coast Guard helps an 18 month old baby from a disabled boat near Annapolils, Maryland.
The Coast Guard helped the family by taking them off a disabled boat about 500 yards off shore from Sherwood Forest.
Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received the information from boaters aboard their 36 foot sailing vessel who asked for help for their 18 month old boy who was having difficulty breathing and had become inconsolable.
At 10:30 p.m. the sailboat had lost power and was anchored when the Coast Guard was asked to assist.
The Coast Guard arrived on scene at 11 p.m. and the child was asleep. They did a medical evaluation and spoke to the flight surgeon.
Concerned that the hcild might wake up and still be in distress, they made the recommendation to take the child and his parents to shore to wait for medical help.
Once they brought him on board he wokeup again and became hard to console.
"when boaters are prepared and not only have the proper safety equipment but know how to use it. Our response time is that much quicker." said Woodruff.