Sailboat runs aground near Fort Miles

June 10, 2019

The operator of a sailboat that ran aground near Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park June 10 was taken to Beebe Healthcare in stable condition, officials say.

The boat operator suffered a medical emergency when his boat, the Maritime of Lewes, ran aground, said Glenn Marshall, spokesman for the Lewes Fire Department.

The operator needed assistance off the boat, and he was taken to Beebe Healthcare in stable condition, Marshall said.

Tow Boat Us Indian River pulled Maritime off the beach and towed it into Lewes harbor. 

Michael Globetti, spokesman for Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, said the incident is under joint investigation by DNREC park rangers and Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police. Both units were on the scene, and no other injuries were reported. 

Lifeguarding stations at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach have not responded for comment on if there were additional boat or swimming incidents during the stormy weather of June 9 and 10. No incidents were reported at Indian River Inlet.

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